Professional journalists statewide again recognized the Clackamas Review’s outstanding reporting and editorial quality at an awards banquet this past weekend in downtown Portland.

Clackamas Review News Editor Raymond Rendleman received first-place honors Saturday, May 17, in the Government Reporting category for his April 17, 2013, story headlined “Clackamas County Court braces for more cuts.” For a Sept. 16, 2013, article titled “Groups step up sex-abuse fight,” also centering on court reporting, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Oregon and Southwest Washington’s chapter awarded a third-place title to Rendleman in this category judged based on an ability to “cast a spotlight on the inner workings of public agencies.”

Rendleman wrote a Nov. 13 editorial titled “Addressing a trend of gun violence in Oregon City,” reflecting the opinion of Clackamas Review staff, that received third-place honors at the banquet. South County Spotlight Editor Darryl Swan, who is also in the Pamplin Media Group, won the first and second-place awards in this non-daily circulation category for his editorials on the police-chief scandal last year in Scappose. Professional journalists in other states judged entries in this category based on the editorial’s ability to “express a clear opinion, supported by facts and the paper’s own reporting.”

This was the second year in a row that SPJ has recognized Rendleman for the Clackamas Review’s government reporting and the fifth year in a row that SPJ has recognized the excellence of his journalism.

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