The Lake Oswego Review news team was honored with 16 awards for excellence in writing, advertising and photography at both the state and national level.
In the 2022 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, the Review was honored with eight awards. The Review also earned eight awards in the National Newspaper Association's 2022 Better Newspaper Contest, including a third place General Excellence award for being named one of the nation's best weekly newspapers. General Excellence is the association highest honor.
"I'm really proud of our entire newsroom," said publisher J. Brian Monihan. "Our entire team works very hard each week under some very challenging circumstances to cover Lake Oswego.
"I'm also very proud of Patrick Malee and his leadership of our newsroom. This is the third consecutive year the Review has been recognized as one of the nation's best newspapers. General Excellence is not an easy distinction to earn and I'm thankful for the great team of journalists we have who work very hard to make this happen."
National Newspaper Association Awards
GENERAL EXCELLENCE — Third Place — Lake Oswego Review
Best Special Section — Honorable Mention — Amazing Kids
Best Education Story — Honorable Mention — Lake Oswego Review — Asia Alvarez Zellar
Best Investigative Story — Third Place — Lake Oswego Review — Clara Howell
Best Localized National Story — Honorable Mention — Lake Oswego Review — Clara Howell
Best Advertising Idea — Third Place — Salute to Veterans — Rebecca Mansfield, Mindy Johnson, Stephen Winter
Best Small Page Ad — Third Place — Lake Oswego Review — J. Brian Monihan
Best Use of Local Photographs in Ads — Second Place — Lake Oswego Review — Jonathan House, J. Brian Monihan — Lake Oswego High School Graduation
Best Sponsored Editorial Ad — Second Place — Lake Oswego Review — J. Brian Monihan, Dwayne Stowell — Tab Howard, Luxe Christies
Best Sponsored Editorial Ad — Third Place — Lake Oswego Review — J. Brian Monihan — Honoring Dee Denton
Oregon Newspaper Publisher Awards
Best Special Section — Third Place — Amazing Kids
Best Educational Coverage — Third Place — Asia Alvarez-Zeller
Best Enterprise Reporting — First Place — Mia Ryder-Marks
Best Feature Story: General — Second Place — Clara Howell
Best Feature Story: Personality — First Place — Clara Howell
Best Lifestyle Coverage — Third Place — Clara Howell
Best Sports Story — Second Place — Miles Vance
Best Sports Photo — Third Place — Miles Vance
"Being acknowledged by our peers is always appreciated, but the people who matter the most to us are you — our subscribers," Monihan said. "Without your ongoing support, local journalism wouldn't be possible here in Lake Oswego."
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