PHOTO: The Skanner News Editor Lisa Loving at work
Each year the Society of Professional Journalists honor some of their own. Region 10, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington held its 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards gala dinner May 17.
The Skanner’s news editor, Lisa Loving, was runner up in two categories: Social Issues and Governmental reporting
for her investigative news story: State Advocacy Chair Apologises for Racially Insensitive Remarks.
Les Zaitz of the Oregonian won the prestigious Bruce Baer award for his series about drug cartels in the Northwest.
Writers and photographers at The Oregonian and The Seattle Times, took most of the prizes in the largest newspaper category. Journalists also found excellence among their peers at: OPB; KUOW, King TV, Crosscut.com, Portland Monthly, Seattle magazine, The Columbian, The Bulletin, The Tri-City Herald, the Spokesman Review, the Seattle Weekly, Willamette Week, and the Missoula Independent.