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Osage News wins 11 NAJA media awards for 2015 coverage

The Native American Journalists Association announced its 2016 Media Award winners and the Osage News received 11 awards for their coverage in 2015.

NAJA partnered with the Society of Professional Journalists this year to host Excellence in Journalism 2016 in New Orleans, Sept. 18-20. The news staff plans to attend EIJ where they will pick up their awards. The conference also provides the news staff with skills training and networking opportunities.

The Osage News circulation is 7,400 and they compete in the Professional Division II, which is the 5,000-10,000 circulation category.

The Osage News won for the following:

 

Print / Online – Best Feature Story

First Place

Shannon Shaw-Duty

Osage News

Committee to consider repatriation of Osage man buried in infamous Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians cemetery

 

Print / Online – Best News Story

First Place

Shannon Shaw-Duty

Osage News

Osage Congress to consider legislation to allow same-sex marriage

 

Professional Division II – Online

Online – Best Digital Publication

First Place

Osage News

 

Print – Best Environmental Story

First Place

Shannon Shaw Duty           

Osage News

Bird Creek Farms provides community gardens and organic produce

 

Print – Best Sports Photo

Second Place

Tara Madden

Osage News

J.K. Hadlock hugged by coach

 

Print – Best Sports Story

Third Place

Tara Madden

Osage News

Basketball is mainstay in soldier’s life

 

Print – Best Feature Photo

Second Place

Shannon Shaw-Duty

Osage News

Boy leaves Osage roundhouse

 

Third Place

Benny Polacca

Osage News

Wah-Seep-Kah cries out for Xavier Toehay, dancing for the first time

 

Print – Best News Photo

Third Place

Chalene Toehay-Tartsah

Osage News

A red dress to remember the murdered and the missing  

 

Print – General Excellence

Third Place

Osage News

 

Print – Excellence in Beat Reporting

First Place

Benny Polacca

Osage News

Coverage of Pawhuska Village ON case


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Original Publish Date: 2016-08-30 00:00:00

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Benny Polaccahttps://osagenews.org
Benny Polacca started at the Osage News in 2009 as a reporter and has covered various stories and events impacting the Osage Nation and Osage people. Polacca is part of the News team awarded the Native American Journalist Association’s Elias Boudinot Free Press Award in 2014 and other NAJA Media Awards and SPJ Oklahoma Pro Chapter awards for news coverage and photography. Polacca is an Arizona State University graduate and participated in the former American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota. He previously worked at The Forum newspaper covering the Fargo, N.D. region as the weeknight reporter.
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