Journalism Shelly Strom Communications

Need a journalist who finds the story behind the story? I'm a seasoned newspaper reporter who digs in to find what others miss. 

In addition to stints at small weeklies in Oregon and Washington, I spent six years as a staff writer at Portland Business JournalPeruse that work.  

My award-winning journalism includes:

"Diverse Perspectives," Portland Business Journal 
2005, First Place, Social Issues Reporting, Oregon Society of Professional Journalists

"When Wal-Mart Comes to Town," Whidbey News-Times
1997, First Place, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

"Tide Pools," Whidbey News-Times
1997, Second Place, Best Environmental Story, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

Oak Harbor City Hall coverage, Whidbey News-Times
1996, Second Place, Best Government Affairs Coverage, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association

"Getting better with age: State's maturing wine industry continues rapid growth," Portland Business Journal
2006, Second Place, General Features, Oregon Society of Professional Journalists

"Absolut competition: On the heels of beer and wine, liquor entrepreneurs look to spirits," Portland Business Journal
2005, Second Place, News Features, Oregon Society of Professional Journalists

"Reser's plants organic roots," Portland Business Journal
2006, Honorable Mention, Consumer News, Oregon Society of Professional Journalists