I am extremely pleased to announce that I am a recipient of a 2006 Apex Award for Publication Excellence for my June, 2005 EContent Magazine article, Journalism Returns to its Grass(roots). This marks the first time I have ever received an award for my writing and I am very excited.
The article covers the growing Community Journalism movement. To quote my blog post when this article was published:
Community Journalism provides an outlet for regular folks to share information about their lives, information that most local publications don't cover any more as large media entitites buy local media and produce homogenized material, often far removed from the community.
I want to thank my editor, Michelle Manafy, for submitting the article on my behalf (I had no idea she had) and for being so supportive of me and my work during the years we have been working together.
A screenshot of the award is shown below: