Seattle Globalist picks up regional SPJ Excellence in Journalism awards

Rita Zawaideh holds a donated Epipen, that will be taken to Jordan during a humanitarian mission to aid Syrian refugee. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)
Rita Zawaideh holds a donated Epipen, that will be taken to Jordan during a humanitarian mission to aid Syrian refugee. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

The Western Washington Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored The Seattle Globalist with a number of Excellence in Journalism awards Saturday night, including several first place awards and a third place in general excellence in daily print and online newspapers with staff of 15 or fewer.

Globalist Creative Director Sarah Stuteville also was honored as SPJ Western Washington’s Educator of the Year for her work teaching at the University of Washington as an artist in residence at the Department of Communication, and as a community media educator with The Seattle Globalist.

SPJ Western Washington Pro Chapter

General Excellence – Online

Third place, Staff, The Seattle Globalist

Business Reporting

Third place, “Gates Foundation Resists Pressure to Pull Private Prison Investment, ” Lael Henterly, The Seattle Globalist

Comprehensive Coverage

Second place, “Coverage of the Northwest Detention Center,” Lael Henterly, The Seattle Globalist

Crime and Justice Reporting

Third place, “Night Out at Seattle’s Most Dangerous Club Casts Doubt on Cops Claims,” Forrest Baum, The Seattle Globalist

Editorial & Commentary

Second place, Sarah Stuteville, The Seattle Globalist

General Column

First place, Sarah Stuteville, The Seattle Globalist

Second place, Reagan Jackson, The Seattle Globalist

Health Reporting

First place, “Crimes of Compassion: Seattle’s Humanitarian Drug Traffickers,” Jessica Partnow, The Seattle Globalist

Long Feature Story

First place, “Crimes of Compassion: Seattle’s Humanitarian Drug Traffickers,” Sarah Stuteville and Jessica Partnow, The Seattle Globalist

Social Issues Reporting

First place, “Northwest Families Open Their Homes to Unaccompanied Immigrant Kids,” Anna Goren, The Seattle Globalist

News Series

Third place, “Seattle Nurse Risks Everything to Smuggle AIDS Drugs,” Jessica Partnow and Carol Smith, KUOW-FM Seattle

More honors

These awards are the latest plaudits for stories the Globalist ran in 2014. Awards announced earlier this year include:

Washington Press Association

Editorial/Commentary – Arts and Entertainment

First place: Reagan Jackson, Seattle Globalist, “Black History Month: Same old song and dance?

Columns, General

First place: Sarah Stuteville, Seattle Globalist, “Seattle yoga scene’s diversity problem

Second place: Sarah Stuteville, Seattle Globalist, “Flood of undocumented kids from Central America strains services

Third place: Sarah Stuteville, Seattle Globalist, “Facebook’s first Habesha reflects on her refugee roots

Features – Series of stories on a single subject

Second place: Jessica Partnow, Sarah Stuteville, Seattle Globalist, “Crimes of compassion: Seattle’s humanitarian drug trafficking

Gracie Awards

Outstanding Documentary, “Seattle Nurse Smuggles AIDS Drugs,” KUOW-FM Seattle, Radio – Public/Non-Commercial, Producer: Jessica Partnow, Seattle Globalist, Editor: Carol Smith, Web Producer/Photographer: Isolde Raftery

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