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Malheur Enterprise editor gets top honor from national journalism society

Les Zaitz, editor of the Malheur Enterprise, has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists as a Fellow of the Society. (The Enterprise – Kezia Setyawan)

Les Zaitz, editor of the Malheur Enterprise, was one of five journalists chosen as a fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists — its highest professional honor.

The organization announced the selections Thursday morning.

In addition to Zaitz, the 2020 fellows are Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post; Nikole Hannah-Jones, known for creating The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project; Jorge Ramos, anchor for Noticiero Univision since 1986; and Gwen Ifill, who was the moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” until her death in 2016.

The award, according to a press release from SPJ, is awarded . . .