photo of a child sleeping in bedJes Burns of Oregon Public Broadcasting won the multimedia category in the 2022 NSWA Best of the Northwest Awards for her story on the secrets of a good night of shut-eye. In her piece — described by the judges as “highly engaging” — Burns visits scientists who are learning about the enigmatic glymphatic system of the brain and those who are developing a device to help the brain stay in the most restorative phase of sleep for longer. She explores how improving sleep could stave off dementia in older people, suicidality in veterans, and more. Photo: Public domain