Awards

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• Golden Quill Award for best commentary in an English-language weekly newspaper, International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, 2000

• Golden Quill Award for best commentary in an English-language weekly newspaper, International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, 1999

• First Place, National Society of Newspaper Columnists Competition, 1996

• First Place, column writing, California Newspaper Publisher’s Association, 1999

• First Place, environmental reporting, National Newspaper Association, 1995

• First Place, environmental reporting, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 1994

• First Place, spot news reporting, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 1995

• First Place, business and economic reporting, National Newspaper Association, 1990

• First Place, food writing, Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, 1998.

• First Place, coverage of health-related issues, National Newspaper Association, 1998

• Second Place, National Society of Newspaper Columnists Competition, 1995

• Second Place, column writing, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 1995

• Second Place, column writing, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 1994

• Second Place, Democracy Award, National Newspaper Association, 1995

• Second Place, special issue, California Newspaper Publisher’s Association, 1999

• Second Place, environmental reporting, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 1999

• Second Place, coverage of energy, National Newspaper Association, 1997

• Second Place, agricultural reporting, Brock Center for Agricultural Communications, 1995

• Third Place, environmental reporting, National Newspaper Association, 1998

• Golden Dozen award, editorial writing, Int’l Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, 1999

• Golden Dozen award, editorial writing, Int’l Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, 1998

• Bill of Rights Award for coverage of civil liberties, American Civil Liberties Union of San Luis Obispo County, 1997

• Honorable Mentions, National Newspaper Association: business reporting, 1998; environmental reporting, freedom of information, and writing, 1996; column writing, 1995

• Mark Finley Gold Pen Award for Newswriting, University of Arizona Journalism Department, 1985

• Catherine Ham Memorial Award for Outstanding Critical Thesis, University of Chicago, 2002

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