The continuing adventures of Beau Yarbrough

2008 SPJ awards cancelled

Saturday, January 10, 2009, 11:16
Section: Awards,Journalism

Society of Professional JournalistsHere’s a new reason why good work is sometimes not recognized at awards time.

I received an e-mail last night from Gina Tenorio, the president of the Inland Southern California Professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Layoffs at Southern California papers have reached the point where the chapter can’t effectively run the contest and they didn’t want to run a contest with an expensive entry fee in light of everyone’s economic outlook this year.

(For the record, I would be happy with foregoing the rubber chicken dinner at the Riverside Marriott and just mailing out the awards, but I can’t argue with the logic otherwise.)

A grim sign of the times.

1 Comment »

  1. They were just afraid you’d sweep.

    Comment by Joel — January 10, 2009 @ 22:12

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