Peninsula Daily News staffers receive awards at Washington Press Association contest

Peninsula Daily News

SEATTLE –– The Peninsula Daily News has earned eight awards from the Washington Press Association’s 2013 Communications Contest.

Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb, Reporter Jeremy Schwartz and former Special Sections Editor Trish Tisdale received awards for their work in the daily cate­gory at the association’s 2014 awards luncheon Saturday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Schwartz received a first-place award in the breaking news category for his May 11 story “Neighbors Tell of Bulldozer Rampage,” in which he interviewed residents of Gales Addition after a bulldozer was driven through buildings in the neighborhood.

Barry A. Swegel, 52, was deemed competent Friday to stand trial on charges in the case.

Schwartz also received a third-place award in the general features category for his Dec. 11 story “Mysterious affliction causing ‘horror show’ among sea stars on Olympic Peninsula coast.”

Gottlieb received a pair of third-place awards.

One award was in general news for his June 4 story “Port Angeles hospice gets windfall from bequest: $382,289.60.”

The other was in the breaking news category for his Nov. 3 story “Sake, food, speeches celebrate Nippon Paper mill’s new biomass cogeneration plant.”

Honorable mentions

Honorable mention awards were given to Schwartz for his Aug. 11 general news story “Gales Addition neighborhood rebuilding both physically, emotionally three months after bulldozer rampage”; for his Aug. 4 general feature story “Photographer on ‘treasure hunt’ for flowers unique to Olympic Mountains”; and for the Oct. 12 government and politics story “Peninsula businesses feel pinch from Olympic National Park closure,” which he co-wrote with Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie.

Tisdale received an honorable mention for advertising special section page layout in both the PDN and the Sequim Gazette.

Last modified: April 26. 2014 5:17PM
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