Editors of Next Door Media’s PhinneyWood.com accepted a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Doree Armstrong and Dale Steinke accepted the award for deadline reporting on the devastating arson that burned a half-block of Greenwood’s business district to the ground. The October 23rd blaze happened in the early morning hours, and PhinneyWood covered the story extensively — including photos, video and Twitter updates — well ahead of Seattle newspapers and TV stations.
“The coverage by PhinneyWood was the most extensive of any media outlet in the area,” said SPJ judges. “(It was) an exceptional collection of work and a model of creative, multimedia coverage.”
This is Next Door Media’s second national journalism award in a little over a year.