L.S. Journal takes home awards from WPABY PAM STEVENS | EDITOR
The Washington Press Association (WPA) held their annual awards luncheon at the Seattle Museum of Flight last Saturday.
Lake Stevens Journal Publisher Desiree Cahoon, Editor Pam Stevens and Art Director Shane Kantzer were able to attend the luncheon where the Journal received eight awards, more than any other organization.
Members of the WPA were honored to have Journal Publisher Cahoon as their keynote speaker. Cahoon spoke of the importance of small town newspapers and their impact on local communities.
The Lake Stevens Journal made a clean sweep in the Advertising category. Art Director Shane Kantzer took third place and honorable mention and Journal Graphic Designer Heather Ream took home both first and second place awards.
Editor Pam Stevens took home an honorable mention award for her Editorial entitled, gun owner proves ignorance is deadly.
“I am so thankful to have a great staff, people who really have a passion for their work at the Lake Stevens Journal,” Cahoon said. “Specifically, I believe the awards and recognition bestowed by the WPA upon: Pam Stevens, Shane Kantzer, and Heather Ream are well deserved. They are each dedicated individuals who despite feeling overwhelmed at times are able to multi-task and bring forth a great weekly newspaper.”
Stevens, along with Ream took home the first place honors for Front Page Layout and second place in the special supplement category for their annual Welcome to Lake Stevens and Granite Falls Guide.
Other awards include a third place award for page layout for the Journal’s Football Preview. This award was a collaborative effort and was given to Heather Ream, Kevin Hulten, Rob Carlson and Mike Anderton.
“I must also acknowledge our key contributors Mike Anderton, Rob Carlson, Jason Cahoon, and Kevin Hulten. Each of them are very creative and have been honored for their contributions to the Journal,” Cahoon said. “Congratulations! It’s a pleasure to work along side of you. Your journalistic efforts, photography, sales and graphic design capabilities have helped the Lake Stevens Journal become the leader in local news, in print and online.”