So fair warning, this story feels like it’s probably the most self-serving thing I’ve ever written and I don’t have too much to say about it.
As I’m sure anyone who follows my exploits on this blog knows, I spent a good amount of time this weekend at awards banquets (the Comm Awards and SPJ for those who missed out). That time I spent was actually just the tip of the iceberg as far as what the Daily Titan has seen this year in terms of awards, however.
Despite the fact that I would argue the whole exercise of having someone write an article about awards who has been involved in said awards seems a bit conflict-of-interest laden, we were inspired by papers like the New York Times who always point out stories they’ve won awards for and decided to do it ourselves.
Naturally I was thrown the piece on deadline since I was the news assistant on shift.
Overall it wasn’t a difficult story to write. The really difficult part was compiling the list of every award we’ve won over the last year or so. Forty is the magic number, for anyone curious.
Yours truly is involved in a number of them.
However the stand-out award was easily the Hearst that our former Sports Editor Bryant Freese won for the story on a former women’s basketball coach that he essentially got fired for being bad. While you’re over on my article please check that out, it’s definitely worth the read.
I say that genuinely too. It’s probably one of the three sports stories I’ve read in the last… Seven years of doing journalism.
Anyway though, that’s enough plugging someone else. I’m here to plug me.
If you want to see me fellate our newspaper and talk about things I’ve won and things my colleagues have won, you can check it out here. It’s actually pretty worth it to see the list of everything, which my editor Amy and I used as an opportunity to link out to all of the stories involved.
You can also see my full archive of work for the Daily Titan over on the right!