2008 “Top of the Rockies” Society of Professional Journalists, Excellence in Journalism Awards were handed out on a poignant day–February 26, 2009. The day the Rocky Mountain News was shut down by Scripps.
There were over 800 submissions for these regional awards that cover Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
This blog was awarded a 2nd place honor. First place went to Dispatches by Matthew D. LaPlante, Salt Lake City Tribune. Third place to Unframed by Quentin Young, Longmont Times-Call.
This is the future of journalism and it is a huge honor for this blog to be recognized for what it is–a serious journalistic endeavor. Thank you to the judges and thank you to my friends, family and readers.