The Hermiston Herald
|Owner||EO Media Group (formerly known as the East Oregonian Publishing Company)|
The Hermiston Herald is a bi-weekly paper published in Hermiston, Oregon, United States, since 1906. The Herald was founded by Horace Greeley Newport and William Skinner. It is published on Wednesdays and Saturdays by EO Media Group (formerly known as the East Oregonian Publishing Company) and has a circulation of 2,127. The paper was formerly owned by Western Communications.
The Herald editorial staff has four permanent members, plus interns and freelance writers. Jessica Keller is the editor, Zach Beehler is the sports reporter and the news reporters are Maegan Murray and Colin Murphey.
The Herald staff has won six awards for its reporting and photography in 2012-13. Former Editor Neill Woelk won a first-place award from the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for column writing while former reporter Jennifer Colton and former reporter Luke Hegdal won second-place for their social issue series, "A cultural shift: Hermiston faces change," chronicling the rise of the Hispanic population in Hermiston.
All awards were in the "Newspapers with less than 8,000 circulation" category.
Gates and Colton recently were awarded with column-writing awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Gates also won in the sports photography category. Woelk again won for his column writing and Colton/Hegdal were again awarded for the Hispanic series story.
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- "The Hermiston Herald". Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- "Hermiston Herald joins EO Media Group (formerly East Oregonian Publishing Co.)". The Hermiston Herald. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- The Hermiston Herald (official website)
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