Yours Truly Named ‘Citizen Journalist of Year’

By David L. Brown

preview-20561The champagne is flowing here today at Star Phoenix Base. For my work on this weblog, yours truly has been named “Citizen Journalist of the Year” for the Rocky Mountain region of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Hoo hoo! (Cue fireworks and marching band.) Pardon me while I gloat.

It’s almost impossible to believe but Star Phoenix Base has been in existence for four years this month, reporting and commenting on the dangers faced by the Earth. I’ve written on a broad range of subjects, including the environment, global warming, politics, economics, and, well, you name it. The piece that won the award from SPJ was a words-and-pictures report on a campaign appearance by John and Cindy McCain in Albuquerque during the last presidential election.

The prize came as a result of my entry in the “Top of the Rockies” competition sponsored by SPJ’s Region 9, which includes New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. A long-time member, I am active in SPJ, presently serving as VP-Communications for the Rio Grande Chapter which includes all of New Mexico and West Texas.

Well, gotta go. My adoring crowd of supporters is demanding more champagne. Cheers!

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