Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Nuh uh, You can't tell me nothing

I'm going to take this time to apologize in advance, because I'm about to get ignorant.

So, I walk into the office this afternoon to find out that apparently, I'm doing a good job. Two of my stories were selected as finalists for the Rhode Island Press Association Awards!

Big deal? To me it is.

I have yet to win any journalism awards since all the hoopla happened at Hampton a few years back. (Not hip to the situation? Google me.) So ever since I got to Providence in October 2005, my goal was to get an award, just so that I wouldn't feel like the highlight of my journalism career came while I was in college. Depressing thought to think it all goes downhill from there, right? Right.

I remember talking to my girl, Jessie, last year when she won some press awards in Florida. Awards aren't everything, she said. Yeah, I replied, but they're still nice.

Now I get some of my own. So I'm amped.

The thing is, I don't know if I actually won-won, or if I'm honorable mention. The way the Press Awards here works, they give you the names of the finalists and then they announce your ranking at the ceremony, which will be on May 2. Either way, I'm taking it as a win and hopefully, there will be plaques involved.

Please believe I'm going to update my resume on May 3.

Anyway, just in case you missed the stories (which oddly enough, I blogged about right here on Ten95) the two stories up for awards are:

InDepth Feature --- A Job With Heart and Sole, Feb. 2007 blog

and Spot News ---- Mother Guilty of Killing Child, Oct. 2007 blog

Alright. Got that out.

Guess it wasn't as ignorant as I thought it would be, huh?

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Looks like a Big Ups is in order. :-)

Posted by Blogger Duck @ 8:48 AM, April 02, 2008 #

Cool. You know what update your resume on May 2nd! Congrats.


Posted by Blogger JERSEY GIRL @ 8:55 AM, April 02, 2008 #

T-Dot rules, everyone else droolz. Get it!

Posted by Blogger Chris @ 11:11 AM, April 03, 2008 #
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