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Newspaper honored with 16 awards at 2022 Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The West Linn Tidings news team was honored with 16 awards for excellence in writing and photography in the 2022 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.

The Tidings was also honored with a third place General Excellence award, ONPA's highest honor for a newspaper recognizing overall excellence in writing, design, photograph and advertising.

"I'm really proud of our entire newsroom," said publisher J. Brian Monihan. "Every person took home a first-place prize in at least one category. And Holly Bartholomew absolutely crushed it taking home seven awards herself.

"I'm also very proud of Patrick Malee and his leadership in helping us earn a third place General Excellence award. The Tidings has been honored with this award for the last few years which says a lot for the quality work Patrick and our entire news team does every week."

The 2022 Better Newspaper Contest awards earned by the West Linn Tidings include:

General Excellence — Third Place — West Linn Tidings

Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues — First Place — Holly Bartholomew

Best Coverage of Business and Economic Issues — Third Place — Holly Bartholomew

Best Editorial — First Place — Patrick Malee

Best Educational Coverage — First Place — Mia Ryder-Marks

Best Educational Coverage — Second Place — Asia Alvarez Zeller

Best Enterprise Reporting — First Place — Holly Bartholomew

Best Enterprise Reporting — Third Place — Holly Bartholomew

Best Feature Story: Personality — Third Place — Holly Bartholomew

Best Sports Story — First Place — Miles Vance

Best Sports Story — Second Place — Miles Vance

Best Spot News Coverage — Second Place — Holly Bartholomew

Best Government Coverage — Third Place — Holly Bartholomew

Best Sports Photo — First Place — Miles Vance

Best Sports Photo — Second 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 West Linn."


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