"Lawson is the clear winner. Too many writers in the feature category resorted to cliche ledes and trite phrases. Lawson drew readers in with crisp, narrative writing. She focused as much on the beginnings of stories as the endings. It was a pleasure to read her stuff."

—written comment from the judge of one first place feature story

 






Pamela Lawson
has been the recipient of 23 journalism awards (four of which were staff awards*).

The first, second and third place recognitions were awarded by the Colorado Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and LCNI (in Kentucky).

Judges for the CPA awards are assigned each year to professionals from different states.

The wins, in the weekly divisions, included the following categories: Best Story-Picture Combination; Excellence/Best Feature Writing; Best Deadline News Reporting; Excellence in News Writing/Reporting; Investigative Enterprise Reporting; Best Business Story, Best Series, A Reader and Best Agriculture Story.

(*Two of the staff awards involved coverage of a school shooting/hostage crisis. Two others, a catastrophic fire and blizzard.)


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