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Calkins honored, again

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Dear Geoff
    You are starting to make the rest of us look bad.
    Please quit being nominated and winning so many awards.
    Maybe we should have a sticky that says "Who's honoring Calkins now."
    Sort of like the bit Colbert does, but this time around it is the Society for Professional Journalists and its Green Eyeshade Awards.
    The list follows, I think I included all the sports finalists. Congrats to all listed and my apologies if I missed someone.

    P.S. Does Nikki still dress like a whore?

    FINALISTS (in random order)
    • Carlos Frias – Carlos Frias, The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post
    • Series of Central Florida Sports – Josh Robbins, Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel
    • The Grave – Neal McCready, Press-Register, Mobile, Ala.

    • Gary Shelton Columns – Gary Shelton, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times
    • Mike Bianchi Columns – Mike Bianchi, Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel
    • Sports Column by Geoff Calkins – Geoff Calkins, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.

    Autozone Liberty Bowl – Nikki Boertman, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
    Roderick Smith – Nikki Boertman, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
    UF v. South Carolina -- Erik Lunsford, The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post

    • Miracle League Baseball – Melinda Roeder, Paul Mojonnier, WTVQ-36, Lexington, Ky.

    • Disabled Surfers – Rose Hoban, North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC, Chapel Hill, N.C.
    • Racing to the Future – Clayton Henkel, Bruce Ferrell, David Horn, Matt Willoughby, North Carolina News Network
    • The Jarrod Touffer Tribute – Chris Lawrence, WCHS Metro News, Charleston, W.Va.

    Epic – Randy Johnson, Mark Caskie, Pace Communications
    GoVolsXtra – Online and Sports Departments, Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel
    Tampa's Local Music Scene – Ryan Bauer, Tim Price, TBO.com, Tampa, Fla.

    The complete list can be viewed here
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    This has to be a southern regional list... where is Rob Parker on this list?
  3. geoffcalkins

    geoffcalkins New Member

    Dear Jay,

    The problem isn't that I keep winning stuff, the problem is that you keep pointing it out.
    Besides, it's the same five columns entered in every contest.
    I do like being nominated along Shelton and Bianchi, though. That's some damn fine company.
  4. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Green Eyeshades are for Region something of the SPJ. The states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    >>> I can say that with a great degree of confidence that all journalism awards are a joke.<<< - from deep in the heart thread.

    so you're saying journalism awards are a joke on one thread and congratulating your buddy on another. what gives with the split personality?

    of course, the burning question to all of this is "who is nikki and does she pull of the "dress like a whore" look well? maybe a photo would help us all offer well-researched input.
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