"The Review staff works hard every week to produce as nearly a professional product as possible, and for the most part we take their work for granted," said William Lingle, professor of communication and faculty advisor to the newspaper. "It's especially rewarding for a jury of professional journalists to acknowledge the quality of the job the staff does.
"I have been particularly impressed this year by the thoughtfulness with which the staff has made some very difficult news calls," he added. "It has shown a maturity that makes it richly deserving of its awards. It is unusual for a single newspaper to win the big three prizes -- General Excellence, Best Design and Best News Section. But this year's staff has been
The Review received the first place award for general excellence, the top award given in the competition. The paper also placed first for best design and best section, news. The paper received a second place award for best special section for their coverage of the reaction to the Sept. 11 tragedy.
Heather Minton of Morgan Hill, Calif., received a first place award for best writing. Oliver Ogden of Hillsboro received a first place award for best photography and second place awards for best spot news photo and best feature photo. Angela Freyer of Portland received a first place award for best sports photo and Jennifer (Rice) Rouse, originally from Sweet Home but who is currently working for the Polk County Itemizer-Observer in Dallas, received a first place award for best series.
Nathaniel Roberts of Othello, Wash., received a second place award for best writing.
J.T. Bushnell of Sisters received second place awards for best feature story and best series. Brian Peterson of Portland received a second place for the best house ad. Mike Cassella of West Linn received an honorable mention for best review.