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SPJ Awards 

by Inlander Staff


On Saturday night in Coeur d'Alene, the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists handed out its annual awards for achievements in journalism published in 2002. Competing in the non-daily category, The Inlander took home 15 awards in all, including, for the second time, first place in the coveted "General Excellence" category. Designed to reward consistency, judges compared three consecutive issues from the entrants, which came from western Montana, Idaho and Eastern Washington. "Excellent overall presentation," was how the judge described The Inlander's issues of October 3, 10 and 17 (seen above). Here's are the rest of the awards.





General News


1st Place: Pia K. Hansen, Dan Richardson


and Ted S. McGregor Jr., "Roads to Nowhere," Feb. 14, 2002


A look at Spokane's road funding conundrum, from the local, state and federal levels


3rd Place: Ted S. McGregor Jr.,


"Downtown's Next Step," Nov. 21, 2002


An examination of the viability of middle-income-level housing developments in downtown Spokane





Government and Politics


1st Place: Ted S. McGregor Jr.,


"Valley Inc." May 9, 2002


A discussion of the issues facing Spokane Valley residents in advance of their vote to incorporate





Energy and Environmental Affairs


1st Place: Pia K. Hansen,


"Water = Power," March 7, 2002


A study of plans to tap the Spokane Aquifer to help electricity-generating plants in North Idaho


2nd Place: Jane Fritz,


"Water Warriors," Dec. 26, 2002


An overview of the questions about the impacts of a proposed new mine on the Clark Fork River, which drains into Lake Pend Oreille





Sports


1st Place: Michael Bowen,


"North Spokane Forty," Aug. 8, 2002


An inside look at the struggle to launch a semi-professional football team


3rd Place: Dan Egan,


"From the River to the Sea," May 30, 2002


A profile of Christopher Swain, the Portland, Ore., native who spent the summer swimming the length of the Columbia River





Page Design: Graphics


1st Place: Amy Sinisterra,


"Inland Northwest Lit," July 4, 2002


Art and layout to illustrate the idea of a canon of literature that belongs to the Inland Northwest





Special Sections


2nd Place: The Inlander staff,


"Talking About God," April 11, 2002


A series of essays on religion in modern life





Business and Agriculture


2nd Place: Pia K. Hansen,


"Brother Can You Spare a Job?" Dec. 5, 2002


An analysis of the issues facing the communities of the Inland Northwest as they attempt to improve their standards of living





General Columns


3rd Place: Ted S. McGregor Jr.,


"Worthy Role Models," July 11, 2002


An appreciation of the risks taken by Walt and Karen Worthy, saviors of the historic Davenport Hotel





Criminal Justice


2nd Place: Dan Richardson,


"Felonious Love," May 30, 2002


An exploration of the question of "How young is too young?" -- about an Eastern Washington girl who started a relationship with an older man she met on the Internet and the criminal case that followed


3rd Place: Pia K. Hansen,


"The Name Game," Oct. 3, 2002


An investigation of the problem of identity theft





Science and Health


3rd Place: Dan Egan,


"Terror Busters," June 13, 2002


A look inside GenPrime, a Spokane company that has developed a product to weed out false alarms from real threats when it comes to bioterrorism n





Publication date: 05/15/03

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