May 6, 2003 wins Sigma Delta Chi Award

Portland, OR -- The third award was the biggest, as recently won the national Sigma Delta Chi award for Best Online Deadline reporting for their coverage of the Mt. Hood helicopter crash in May, 2002.

This was a national award, won over such national news organizations as NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX News and CNN.

The Sigma Delta Chi awards are presented by the Society of Professional Journalists, one of the most prestigious journalistic organizations in the world. The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.

"It is a moment like this that makes me extremely proud of our site and each and every member of our team. I congratulate and thank each and every one of's employees for their continued efforts to ensure that we are the best local news site in America. Indeed, everyone's hard work is paying off," said site manager James Parker.

Earlier in 2003, was awarded the Associated Press (AP) Award for Best Website in Oregon as well as the Edward R. Murrow Award (Region One), from the Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) as Best Website.

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