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Tooting our own horn

The Keizertimes won the most newspaper awards, 17 total, in its history at the annual Oregon Newspaper Publisher’s convention earlier this month.

Every staff member at the Keizertimes walked away with at least one first place award.  The paper itself won third place in the general excellence category.

Managing Editor Jason Cox received first place honors for best coverage of business and economic issues for Tourism: worth the investment? and best headline writing (his fifth straight win). He shared first place honors with the staff for best page one design; and, with Eric A. Howald for best enterprise reporting (a six-part series about Keizer’s big box retailer debate). Associate Editor Eric Howald won first place for best feature story and best writing, both for Butual truths of the derby sisterhood, as well as two other first place for writing.

Andrew Jackson, the paper’s production director, won a first place award and two second place awards for his advertising work.