Monday, March 25, 2013
Bottom-Feeding Blogger Receives Major Award
The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association has given me second place in its annual Keystone Press awards. It's in the "ongoing news coverage" category for my NIZ stories published at The Bethlehem Press, a weekly newspaper that comes out every Wednesday.
I was up against heavyweights like The Abington Journal and The Susquehanna County Independent, not the dailies. They have their own category. The Morning Call picked up five awards. I was unable to locate the correct category for The Express Times, and will update this post when I find it.
I was in a small category. But hey, a win's still a win.
I want to thank those of you who sent emails to The Press last year, urging them to fire me. You inspired me.
The Bethlehem Press did pretty well in the awards category this year. Here are the other winners:
Dana Grubb - Second place, column writing.
Karen Samuels - Honorable mention, column writing.
Brandon Taylor - Second place feature beat reporting; Second place photo story.
Tim Gilman - Honorable mention, feature photo.
Linda Anthony - First place, photo story.
Ed Courier - Honorable mention, graphic/photo illustration.