Post-Record wins statewide journalism awards

WNPA contest awards include 'general excellence' and 'news writer of the year' honors

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The Camas-Washougal Post-Record won several awards in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s statewide 2023 Better Newspaper Contest.

The WNPA announced winners of the annual journalism contest, which had more than 1,500 entries from nearly 50 weekly and small daily newspapers throughout Washington state, during the association’s annual convention, held Oct. 6-7, in Kennewick, Washington.

The Post-Record and its editorial team – managing editor Kelly Moyer and reporter Doug Flanagan — received eight journalism awards at this year’s convention.

The newspaper took second place in the overall “General Excellence” category and editor Kelly Moyer won third place in the statewide “News Writer of the Year” competition.

Other awards included:

• First place for general feature story (long): Doug Flanagan for his story, “Washougal man invited strangers to play catch with him”

• First place for a health/medical story: Kelly Moyer for her story, “Surprise ambulance bill shocks Camas family”

• Second place for a sports news story: Doug Flanagan for his story, “Coaches, parents address possibility of no sports in 2023-24”

• Second place for a news story (long): Kelly Moyer for her story, “Parents demand answers following coach’s rape charge”

• Third place for a government story: Kelly Moyer for her story, “Camas residents fume over gas station proposal”

• Third place for a breaking news story: Kelly Moyer for her story, “Go Now: Wildfire suddenly expanded.”