NW Asian Weekly wins four awards at WNPA convention

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From left: Sarah Yee, Jason Cruz, and Tiffany Ran

The Northwest Asian Weekly won four awards at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s 125th annual convention held at the Red Lion Hotel in Yakima on Sept. 28, 2012.

Sarah Yee won first place in the Best Education Story category with “Cyber-bulling: Abuse takes its toll on a new generation of American youth.”

Jason Cruz won third place in the Best Sports Feature category with “The LAST Jeremy Lin article you should read.”

And Tiffany Ran won first place in the Best Lifestyle Feature story category with “Undocumented Immigrants” and second place in Best Government Reporting category with “City of Bellevue and Sound Transit clash over Light Rail.”

WNPA is an association for community newspapers and defends the open government and freedom of the press. It represents more than 120 community publications and succeeded the Washington Press Association, which was founded in 1887 by local newspapers in Dayton, Ellensburg, Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima, and Walla Walla. This year’s ceremony marks the first time the Northwest Asian Weekly has won multiple first place awards. (end)

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