Seattle Globalist awarded for Innovation, General Excellence by northwest SPJ

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders walked away from the microphone as activists Mara Jacqueline Willaford and Marissa Johnson disrupted a rally at Westlake Center on Saturday where he was scheduled to speak about Social Security. (Photo by Alex Garland)
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders walked away from the microphone as activists Mara Jacqueline Willaford and Marissa Johnson disrupted a rally at Westlake Center where he was scheduled to speak about Social Security. (Photo by Alex Garland)

The Seattle Globalist was recognized at the annual Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 10 Excellence in Journalism gala with the 2016 Innovation Award for “Your City, Your Story, Your Voice,” the Globalist’s Community Media Workshop series. The Globalist also got first place for General Excellence in the Small Daily Print and Online category.

The workshop series, led by Community Engagement Editor Christina Twu and Creative Director Sarah Stuteville, provide instruction in developing and pitching story ideas, reporting basics, and digital photography.

The competition included news organizations in Washington state, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.

The following awards were in the Small Daily Print and Online category:

General Excellence, 1st place

Business Reporting, 1st place, Which Seattle small businesses are in developers’ crosshairs, Melissa Crowe (editied by Alex Stonehill)

Comprehensive Coverage, 3rd place, Nestora Salgado Case, Venice Buhain, Alysa Hullett, Thomas Antkowiak, Alejandra Gonza

Editorial & Commentary, 1st place, Commentary by Sharon H. Chang (edited by Alex Stonehill)

Social Issues Reporting, 1st place, Back Across the Border, Alysa Hullett (edited by Alex Stonehill)

The following award was in the Visuals category:

Government and Politics Reporting, 2nd place, Alex Garland, The Seattle Globalist. “Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders walked away from the microphone as activists Mara Jacqueline Willaford and Marissa Johnson disrupted a rally in Seattle.” (See photo above.)

CAIR-WA honors Globalist with “Courage in Journalism” award

The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Washington State (CAIR-WA) also honored The Seattle Globalist with its Courage in Journalism Award earlier this month, for “work to recruit and empower reporters from diverse communities and covering oft-missed news stories important to the public interest.”

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