The Daily News Wins Prestigious Journalism Awards

A regional journalism organization recently recognized The Daily News staff with three awards in the Northwest Excellence in Journalism 2023 competition. The awards were given for excellence in news, opinion, and sports writing. The competition, which covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, is one of the largest of its kind.

Competing in the medium newsroom category, The Daily News went up against media outlets like Tacoma News Tribune, Willamette Week, The Stranger, and Eugene Weekly. The newspaper took home first place in editorial and commentary for the piece titled “It’s time to use Cowlitz County’s millions earmarked to combat homelessness.” The article, written by Copy Editor Rob Schubert, City Editor Hayley Day, and Editor Penny Rosenberg, urged Cowlitz County commissioners to allocate funds to address the issue of homelessness, utilizing the millions of dollars in state revenue that had been accumulated.

Former reporter Katie Fairbanks received second place in racial equity reporting for her piece on a Washington bill aimed at addressing housing discrimination, particularly in some Longview neighborhoods. The article delved into the history of racially restrictive real-estate covenants that were once used to enforce segregation in Longview and are still present on plat records today.

Additionally, Sports Editor Jordan Nailon was awarded second place for his sports column titled “Mark Morris boys laugh their way to State championship game,” highlighting the Monarchs boys basketball team’s journey to the State championship game for the first time since 2007.

The Daily News continues to provide exceptional journalism and insightful reporting, earning recognition for its dedication to excellence in storytelling and community engagement.