Triton Review wins in multi-state contest

Student paper walks away with multiple awards at annual journalism competition
Triton Review wins in multi-state contest

The Triton Review won four awards in a recent Pacific Northwest newspaper contest, going head-to-head with student newspapers from four states to take one first-place and two second-place finishes, as well as an honorable mention.

“This is a significant accomplishment, especially given that the paper has been operating with a reduced staff and budget coming out of COVID,” Rob Harrill, faculty adviser for the the Edmonds College newspaper, said. “They have been doing some great work in a less than ideal situation.”

The awards were earned in the annual contest put on by the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators, or PNAJE. The competition is multi-state, drawing entries from two- and four-year schools in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The Triton Review won in the following categories for two-year colleges:

  • First place in headline writing with the headline “Spore to Store: Black Forest Mushrooms holds grand opening in Everett.” Judges’ comments included “To the point and tells the story! This sets the shot up on the tee and knocks it right straight down the fairway.”
  • Second place in general news went to Editor Tony Chen for his story “Faculty continue to hope for new contract,” an article about the protracted, more than a year-and-a-half negotiations between faculty and administration at the college for a new contract.
  • Second place in feature reporting went to Editor Abigail Morris for her story “What’s the Buzz?”, an article about the introduction of a new group of bees to the campus hives that judges called “a fact-packed feature that was well-written (and) kept readers in mind – and even offered recipes. Kudos to Morris for this piece.”
  • Honorable mention in headline writing with the headline “What’s the Buzz? Edmonds College Community Farm welcomes over 26,000 bees,” which judges called “punny,”

The Triton Review, which has provided a student voice on the Edmonds campus since 1971, is currently publishing online at The paper issued its last print edition in spring 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, and is currently working to secure funding to restart occasional print editions, according to Harrill.

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