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CDN executive editor honored for column writing

Ron Judd placed second in the Best of the West journalism contest

Columns by Cascadia Daily News Executive Editor Ron Judd were honored in the Best of the West journalism contest, announced April 9.

Judd’s portfolio of five columns won second place in the General Interest Column Writing category. Also recognized were Anita Chabria of the Los Angeles Times and Emily Hoeven of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Best of the West is a journalism contest for newspapers, magazines and news websites in 14 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Judges said Judd “addresses topics with a cool passion for his readers.”

The five winning columns, viewable outside CDN’s paywall, were:

Judd is a veteran journalist who worked for more than three decades as a reporter and columnist at The Seattle Times before helping found CDN in 2021 in Bellingham, his place of residence since 2001.

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