A first, two seconds, and a third at NEPA

By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 11, 2009

The Portland Phoenix took home four honors from the New England Press Association (NEPA) awards banquet this past weekend, competing in a division that includes both alternative weekly newspapers and community weeklies from around New England.Contributing writer RICK WORMWOOD won first place in the General News Story category for "Who Killed Edward Okeny?" (December 7, 2007), an investigation of the mysterious — and still-unsolved — death of a 26-year-old member of Portland's Sudanese community.

A full list of NEPA awards given to the Phoenix Communications Group, by Clif Garboden.

Staff writer DEIRDRE FULTON took second place for Reporting on Religious Issues with her story "Comics For Christ" (October 12, 2007), a report on how evangelical Christians are using manga graphic novels and other elements of pop culture to promote Christian values.

PORTLAND STYLE, our quarterly fashion magazine, won second place in the Niche Publication category, and our GRAPHIC-DESIGN DEPARTMENT took third in the Local Black-and-white Advertisement category.

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