Mail Tribune Wins Public Service Award

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The Mail Tribune has won this year's Public Service Journalism Award, which the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association presents annually to the newspaper that submits the best example of journalism that gets results.

The Mail Tribune has won this year's Public Service Journalism Award, which the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association presents annually to the newspaper that submits the best example of journalism that gets results.

The Mail Tribune won for a series titled "Don't Turn Away" that deals with child abuse.

Managing Editor Bob Hunter said he was told by many other editors and publishers that child abuse is "a topic that absolutely needs to brought out into the bright light of day."

Hunter added those attending the ceremony offered a standing ovation as he accepted the award on behalf of the Mail Tribune.

The Mail Tribune wishes to extend thanks to the members of Jackson County's Child Abuse Network for working to help find solutions to this epidemic. Reporter Sanne Specht offers her thanks to all survivors who bravely shared their stories with the community.

The Mail Tribune has won the award in three of the past five years. In 2008 it won for coverage of the county libraries saga and in 2007 it won for a series of stories about the proposed closure of Jackson Elementary School in Medford.

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