Schmelzer receives SPJ Award

June 5th, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer

No, it’s not Mary nor me; It’s my brother Paul.

I thought I’d spread the news about his writing a little bit today.

He recently received 2nd place in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Page One Awards!

1st place went to MN Public Radio in the “Web Site: Best Special Report” category. MPR required an entire newsroom and entered an entire campaign website to take first.

Here’s a link to the story; look for the last entry on the second page. And here’s a link to the Page One Awards.

This may be historic: this is the first time a Society of Professional Journalist award went to an online-only news source.

Congratulations, Paul!

Check out his writing at Eyeteeth.org and the Minnesota Monitor.

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