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Lynnwood Times journalists win up to a dozen WNPA 2023 Better Newspaper awards

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 30, 2023—The Lynnwood Times is proud to announce it will be receiving up to a dozen awards at Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s (WNPA) 136th annual Convention this October 6 through 7 at the Red Lion Hotel – Kennewick Columbia Center as part of its 2023 Better Newspaper Contest. A special thanks to our readers throughout Lynnwood, Snohomish County and the world for our continued success!

Washington Newspaper Publishers Association is an advocate for community newspapers, freedom of the press and open government. The association is dedicated to helping members advance editorial excellence, financial viability, professional development, and a high standard of publication quality and community leadership.

Reporters who will be winning one or more award, in the categories of News and Digital, are Bo John Brusco, Kienan Briscoe, and Mario Lotmore. The specific awards will be announced at the BNC Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 7.

In 2022, the Lynnwood Times took home 14 awards at the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association’s 135th annual Journalism Convention in Bellingham.

Kienan Briscoe

Reporter Kienan Briscoe won an, impressive, nine awards including first place in the Social Issues category for Rebuilding a Life, first place in the COVID-19 Coverage category for We ain’t cancelling church, first place in the Arts Feature category for Mexican folk dance performance a win for sister city program, second place in Government Story for Council rejects mayor’s DEI picks, second place in Business Feature Story for Retired Mukilteo Police Officer turns Thanksgiving turkey farmer, second place in Arts Feature Story for Lynnwood actor lands role in feature film, third place in News Story for Innovations in Aerospace, third place in COVID-19 Coverage for Vaccine Billionaires, and third place in General Feature Story for Red Cross NW volunteer Deb Phelps.

Publisher and Founder Mario Lotmore won second place in the Election Story category for Binda fails to provide required documentation required by law. Reporter Olivia Thiessen won second place in the Education Story category for Do parents have a say over education.

The Lynnwood Times also came in third place for Business Feature Story for Stories from Esther’s Place, second place in Video for Local Eats: Taqueria Puebla, and first place in Video for Local Eats: Zuri’s Donutz thanks to former reporter Bo John Brusco.

About the WNPA

WNPA represents community newspapers in Washington state. It is the successor to the Washington Press Association, founded in 1887 by newspapers in Dayton, Ellensburg, Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima and Walla Walla. It operates a statewide advertising network, manages a website containing all the legal advertisements that were published in print newspapers, and provides training and legal advice to its members.

In collaboration with Allied Daily Newspapers and the Washington Coalition on Open Government, WNPA advocates for transparent government and freedom of the press.

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