OREGON FIELD GUIDE Receives Scripps Howard Awards Honor
Posted March 22, 2011
A portfolio of Oregon Public Broadcasting's OREGON FIELD GUIDE stories received recognition as a finalist in the Scripps Howard Journalism Awards announced today. The Scripps Howard National Journalism Awards recognizes outstanding print, broadcast and online journalism in 16 categories.
The award is for a portfolio stories by OREGON FIELD GUIDE producer Vince Patton including: "Murres & Eagles," which looks at bald eagle attacks on murre breeding grounds; "Pygmy Owls," that details the discovery of the elusive bird in an unexpected place; "Dead Zone Update," which examines the changes in the ocean off Oregon's coast; "Old Tree" that takes viewers to a remote mountain wilderness to see what may be among the oldest living trees in Oregon; and "Forest Park: Portland’s Backyard Gem" a half-hour special that explores how the urban park is trying to balance nature with recreation demands. Along with Patton, the award also recognizes senior videograpghers/editors Michael Bendixen, Nick Fisher, Todd Sonflieth and editor Lisa Suinn Kallem.
Videos of the stories featured on FIELD GUIDE are available at opb.org/programs/ofg/ or watch entire programs at watch.opb.org.
About OREGON FIELD GUIDE
In its 22nd season, OREGON FIELD GUIDE remains a valuable source of information about outdoor recreation, ecological issues, natural resources and travel destinations. OREGON FIELD GUIDE airs Thursday evenings at 8:30pm on the television stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting and repeats on Sundays at 1:30am and 6:30pm. In the Mountain Time zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9:30pm Thursdays, and at 7:30pm Sundays.
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