Oregon Business wins 11 awards for excellence

Oregon Business wins 11 awards for excellence

OBM_OctOregon Business magazine has won 11 awards for excellence in reporting and design from the regional Society of Professional Journalists.

The 2009 awards include a first place for government reporting for the magazine’s analysis of the state’s addiction to lottery dollars; a first place for overall cover design; and a first place for a photo essay on the state’s beer barons.

Managing editor Ben Jacklet received five awards for his reporting and writing, including a second place in the business feature category for Don’t Panic/Panic, a story that looked at the falling economy; a second place in environmental reporting for Pollution for Sale, which assessed the cap-and-trade ambitions of the state; a third place for business news reporting for The Party’s Over, which foretold the housing crisis; a third place for personalities feature for Drinking Age, a collection of profiles of the state’s beer barons; and an honorable mention in business feature writing for Nike in China, which looked at Nike’s global aspirations.

Art director Martin Gee was awarded a second place for inside feature design for design of feature pages on Sam Adams, carbon trading, and PSU; and a third place for feature photo/photo illustration for the cover The Sky is Not Falling. The magazine placed third in the general excellence category.