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Journalist Elizabeth Widel recognized in Congress


Our very own Elizabeth Widel was recognized on the House floor today in Congress by Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside. Here’s the Youtube link:   Elizabeth still writes for the Chronicle.

Congress Should Require the Postal Service to Report on the Quality of Rural Mail Service


WASHINGTON—The National Newspaper Association has again called for measurement of on-time delivery of rural mail. Appearing in a May 19 roundtable hosted by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, NNA Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel Tonda F. Rush said Congress should follow the maxim that “what gets measured gets done.” If […]

Memorial Day

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This Memorial Day, there will be honor guards snapping to attention as flags ripple in the breeze. Amidst the green lawn and bright flowers of cemeteries throughout the state, lone buglers and mournful pipers will evoke a heartfelt tear. On Monday, I hope we can all shut off our Smart-Phones and pause from our barbecues […]

Anacortes American Celebrates 125 Years

Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

Anacortes American Celebrates 125 Years Congratulations and Cheers to the Anacortes American. It seems like the whole town came out to help the American celebrate the big event, The Anacortes Brewery even created a special beer in their honor, Stop the Presses Pale Ale. With an open house at the Depot of Arts and Community […]

Call for Submissions-Bunting Award

Bunting Award Call For Submissions Deadline May 31st     Seattle—The Washington Coalition for Open Government will be taking submissions for the first annual Bunting Award, created by the organization to honor journalistic works on open government, open meetings, and open records issues.   Named for WCOG founding board member and former PI Associate Publisher, […]

SPJ 2015 Gala Awards

Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

The Western Washington Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists is asking members of the journalism community to nominate outstanding journalists in our area for six special chapter awards: Journalist of the Year New Journalist of the Year June Anderson Almquist Lifetime Achievement Award Susan Hutchison Bosch Award for Perseverance and Quiet Courage Innovation Award Journalism […]

Introducing Friends2Follow

Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

You may have noticed the new social feed on our website. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Friends to Follow to provide this feed showcasing your Facebook posts. This is a great way for us to share with all of our members how we are using Facebook as well as keeping […]

Methow Valley News reporters win national award for fires coverage

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           Methow Valley News reporters Ann McCreary and Marcy Stamper have been named winners of a national Sigma Delta Chi Excellence in Journalism award for their deadline reporting on the Carlton Complex Fire last summer – the largest wildfire in Washington state history. The reporters won in the breaking news category […]

Call for Entries


Enter now: $500 media award for reporting on mental health, suicide Submit your entries now for the 2014-15 Washington Mental Health Reporting Award, which recognizes exemplary coverage of suicide prevention and mental health in Washington state. The award is sponsored by Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention and the University of Washington Department of Communication’s Journalism […]