The continuing adventures of Beau Yarbrough

Star wins three SPJ awards

Saturday, May 5, 2007, 22:39
Section: Awards,Journalism

Society of Professional JournalistsI just got back from the Riverside Marriott, where the Inland Southern chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists just gave out the 2006 Southern California Excellence in Journalism Awards.

The Hesperia Star won three awards, with Peter bringing home the biggest kill: In an all-circulation category (meaning he was up against the Press-Enterprise, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and all the rest), he came in first for Best Editorial/Opinion Piece. The piece — “Censorship is wrong answer” — was never posted onto our old Web site, so on Monday, I’ll dig it out of the archives and post it on the Web for all to see.

I won two second place awards:

The Daily Press also cleaned up, with a ton of awards for photographer Michael Stenerson. Reporter Tatiana Prophet pulled in the most reporting awards for the High Desert, by my guesstimate. El Mojave and the Desert Dispatch also won awards.

More details can be found in the Daily Press story and on the Star site this week.

Update #1: Peter’s editorial can be found here.

Update #2: Sadly, only one of the three award-winning pieces got commentary passed along by the SPJ judges.


  1. Congratulations, hoss.

    Comment by Joel Y — May 6, 2007 @ 6:26

  2. HUZZAH!


    Comment by John — May 7, 2007 @ 7:36

  3. Congratulations!

    Comment by f. chong rutherford — May 7, 2007 @ 9:20

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