Do you think Streetvibes is now a newspaper to be reckoned with here in Cincinnati? Well, they just won another award.
Here’s what Gregory Flannery sent me this afternoon. Sorry for the poor formatting, but it’s as good as I can get it:
I’m just back from Denver, where the North American Street Newspaper
Association (NASNA) held its annual conference.
NASNA honored us with the Best Feature Story Award for
“We Are Their Slaves,” a June 2008 report on the exploitation of Latino workers in Greater Cincinnati. This is the article that won a similar award in May from the International Network of Street Papers.
As I explained at the awards ceremony, the plaque contained an error: It
only contained one person’s name, when in fact many people contributed to this article. Among them are Margo Pierce, who conducted the initial interviews that made the story possible; Andrew Anderson, who took the photographs that accompanied the article; Georgine Getty, who held fast when three lawyers threatened to sue if Streetvibes published the article; Andy Freeze, who designed the layout for the story; and Jeremy Flannery, who transcribed several interviews with the workers.
One of the things I most enjoy about working for Streetvibes is the sense of collaboration and mutual support that characterize our little newspaper. Each of you have contributed to the success we have enjoyed this year. Thank you.
No one from CiN Weekly or MetroMix attended the conference.
To read more on this, go to the Streetvibes Blog.
(Photo from NASNA conference. The guy on the right is Greg.)