Monday, May 5, 2014

Boise Weekly Brings Home Top Honors from Idaho Press Club Awards

Posted By on Mon, May 5, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Boise Weekly
 was once again recognized for its top-notch reporting, bringing home an armful of accolades from the annual Idaho Press Club awards banquet May 3.

BW News Editor George Prentice, who doubles as resident screen expert, nabbed first place in a number of weekly newspaper categories:

General News Story: "Out of the Panhandle, Into the Fire"

Watchdog/Investigative Report: "The Long Goodbye"

Light Feature Report: "Citizen Mark"

Specialty Column: "Screen Reviews"

Crime/Courts Reporting: "Meet the Loughs"

Prentice also scored a second-place win in Arts/Entertainment Reporting with "Dancing Around The Truth" and an honorable mention in the Sports News Coverage category for "Net Gain."

Longtime freelancer Carissa Wolf also raked in the awards, with first-place honors including:

Political Reporting: "The Patchwork Rainbow"

Business Reporting: "Maze of Myths"

Environmental Reporting: "Away with the Whey"

Health/Medical Reporting: "Broken Promise?"

Fellow BW freelancer Randy King took home first place in the Outdoor Feature category for "Cougar Chronicles," while former staffer Andrew Crisp won second place in Business Reporting for "Price of Place."

Staff writer Harrison Berry took second in Sports News Coverage for "Teed Up" and staffer Jessica Murri won first place in Serious Feature Report for "The Liver Journey."

Finally, BW staff shared a first-place award in the Special Section category for "Annual Manual 2013."

Of this year's first-place winning reports, four of BW's entries were part of the BW Watchdogs program, launched in 2013 to raise funds from readers to directly support long-form, investigative journalism. Boise Weekly sincerely thanks those who have contributed to the fund this past year and dedicates part of its success at this year's Press Club awards to those loyal readers who have generously helped us make this kind of high-quality journalism possible.

To learn how you can support investigative journalism through BW Watchdogs, click here.

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