Valley papers dominate press club awards
The Wood River Valleys two newspapers dominated the
winners podium during the Idaho Press Clubs annual awards ceremony Saturday.
The awards dinner was held at the Rose Room in Boise.
The Wood River Journal took first place and the Idaho Mountain
Express second place for general excellence in the weekly newspaper category. The
Idaho Statesman won the daily category.
The Idaho Mountain Express won 51 out of the 97 individual awards
given to reporters, editors, photographers and graphic artists at weekly papers. The
Wood River Journal won 10 of those awards.
Idaho Mountain Express employees swept all three places in the
categories of Serious Feature, Sports News, Politics, Education and Health/Medical.
In addition, former Idaho Mountain Express arts editor Marilyn
Bauer won an "Arts in Idaho" award for a story about Ernest Hemingway. The
award, which carries a $100 prize, is contested among all the states print media.
The Idaho Mountain Express also took first place among weekly
newspapers for its Website, and among magazines for its Sun Valley Guide Website.
In interviews, both Idaho Mountain Express publisher Pam Morris and
Wood River Journal editor Wayne Adair attributed their papers impressive
showing to the hard work and talent of their employees. Adair called the event "a
nice evening of mutual recognition for your accomplishments."