Exciting news out of Connecticut today.
I am a finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists Connecticut Chapter Excellence in Journalism Competition for work I did at WestportNow.
Specifically my work on the Paul Rudolph-designed home demolition a year ago was nominated for best breaking news and a story about a high-water rescue also for best breaking news. Dave Matlow, a photographer for WestportNow, was also cited for his photos from the Rudolph demolition.
Additionally, WestportNow is a finalist for general excellence for an independent publication, and I am cited as the former editor.
I am also cited for an article “Eric von Schmidt: Westporters who knew him” by Emily Hamilton Laux. I was editor at the time the story was written.
I am most excited about the citation for the Rudolph House because it was a story we (well, most people will say I) owned in December 2006 and January 2007. It is some work for which I am most proud.
And if we won the general excellence category, it would confirm how I say I worked for one of the best local news Web sites out there. I would especially be proud of earning such an award.
We’ll find out the winners on May 22. I’m hoping to attend the awards ceremony.
Click here to review all the finalists.