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About

The Observer is Central Washington University’s student-run newspaper, printing weekly and publishing online daily.

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Policy Manual

Here’s where you can find the policies that we are governed by:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yIGySqU_dTT33Kl8FU5ca2XYZ-h_Oax5bZImQR-OqFE/edit?usp=sharing

Join us

To join, sign up for the two or three credit class (COM 468) that meets from 12-12:50 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For those interested in any of those positions, please enroll in the class or email [email protected].

Awards

2019

Society of Professional Journalist Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

Breaking News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students

General News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students

General Column Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students

Sports Writing (Large) 10,000+ Students

Breaking News Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students

Editorial Cartooning

General News Photography (Large) 10,000+ Students

2019 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards – General News Photography (10,000+ Students): Community pushes for sustainability by Mariah Valles

Best Affiliated Web Site

  • Finalist: The Observer – Central Washington University

 

2018 

Society of Professional Journalist Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

General News Reporting (large) 10,000+ Students

In-Depth Reporting (large) 10,000+ Students

General Column Writing (large) 10,000+ Students

Feature Photography (large) 10,000+ Students

2018 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards – Finalist, Feature Photography (10,000+ Students): Keeping the peace by Xander Fu

Photo Illustration (large) 10,000+ Students

2018 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards – National Winner, Photo Illustration: A mass shooting generation by Jack Lambert

Sports Column Writing (large) 10,000+ Students

National Society of Professional Journalist Mark of Excellence Awards

National Winner / Photo Illustration Category

  • Winner: A mass shooting generation by Jack Lambert, Central Washington University
Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Convention Best of Show Awards

Best Four-year Weekly Newspaper

  • 6th place: The Observer, Central Washington University

Best Four-year Website

  • 7th place: The Observer, Central Washington University
2019 ACP Midwinter Convention in La Jolla, CA. The Observer took home 6th place for Four-year Weekly Newspaper and 7th place for Four-year Website.

2017

Society of Professional Journalist Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper

  • Finalist: The Observer, Central Washington University

General News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students

  • Finalist: Student immigrants skeptical of Trump’s promises – by Daisy Perez, Central Washington University
2018 ACP Midwinter Convention Best of Show in Long Beach, CA.

 

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