We all won! WSB honored with national Online Journalism Award for ‘Community Collaboration’

October 30, 2010 at 5:58 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle online | 72 Comments

One month ago, we shared the news that we – and you – were in the final running for a national Online Journalism Award. Tonight, your editor here is at the awards banquet in Washington, D.C., the final event in the Online News Association‘s annual conference – and we won! We’ve just had the thrill of accepting that award on behalf of not just the WSB team but all of West Seattle. (Tough competition – the other three finalists were projects by CNN, CBC, and the LA Times.) Too dark in here to add a photo of the trophy yet but we will later. Trophy at right. Most importantly, THANK YOU for your collaboration in sharing West Seattle news, information, and discussion 24/7 … collaboration that has drawn national attention and now, formal recognition of its extraordinary nature. We are honored to be working with you and for you, 24/7.

9:18 PM: The archived video of the awards banquet is online now – if you’re interested in the WSB announcement and acceptance, it’s about 22:30 in.

72 Comments

  1. Congrats!!! WSB ROCKS!!!

    Comment by CarolPB — 6:00 pm October 30, 2010 #

  2. Awesome! Congratulations!!!

    Comment by homedk — 6:00 pm October 30, 2010 #

  3. Absolutely wonderful! We’re proud of you! Congratulations!

    Comment by JanS — 6:03 pm October 30, 2010 #

  4. Wow, that is great news. I hope you get a chance to bask in the glow of the win; you have put alot of work into WSB.

    Comment by me on 28th Ave SW — 6:03 pm October 30, 2010 #

  5. Well deserved! Congrats :)

    Comment by Rhonda Porter — 6:08 pm October 30, 2010 #

  6. Wow. That’s SO cool… and so well deserved. I’m so thrilled for you. Congrats!!!! Hope you get a chance to celebrate!!! WOW… :)

    Comment by ellenater — 6:12 pm October 30, 2010 #

  7. So totally deserved! You are truly amazing!

    Comment by N.A. Neighbor — 6:13 pm October 30, 2010 #

  8. What an honor! And wow, that was some major competition with big media. Congratulations WSB!

    Comment by Kate K — 6:20 pm October 30, 2010 #

  9. Whoo-hoo, way to go, WSB!

    Comment by The Other KBear — 6:26 pm October 30, 2010 #

  10. That’s a big deal and well deserved. I think you’re full up on Facebook friends so I can’t join.

    Comment by I. Ponder — 6:29 pm October 30, 2010 #

  11. YES!! Swimming with the big fish!

    Comment by The Velvet Bulldog — 6:33 pm October 30, 2010 #

  12. YAY!!!! Congratulations WSB!!! You really bring the community together in an amazing way. Thanks. :-)

    Comment by Que — 6:36 pm October 30, 2010 #

  13. made me cry! so happy for you!!!! congrats! cheers to you!

    Comment by k — 6:36 pm October 30, 2010 #

  14. Congratulations! What a great honor! Great job WSB.

    Comment by Lou — 6:39 pm October 30, 2010 #

  15. Woohoo!!!

    Comment by Rick — 6:44 pm October 30, 2010 #

  16. ! Like !

    Comment by sam — 6:46 pm October 30, 2010 #

  17. YAY! So very,very happy for you. Congrats.

    Comment by cathyw — 6:48 pm October 30, 2010 #

  18. That’s awesome and well deserved :)

    Comment by Tyson — 6:57 pm October 30, 2010 #

  19. With such an outstanding site and always-on-it coverage, how could you not win? Congratulations!! We who live in West Seattle are very fortunate that you are here. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.

    Comment by mj — 7:18 pm October 30, 2010 #

  20. Congrats! And congrats on the Best of Western Washington 2010 Neighborhood Blog win as well ;)

    Comment by Amanda — 7:40 pm October 30, 2010 #

  21. SWEET! Congratulations- it is well deserved.

    Comment by TBMR — 7:48 pm October 30, 2010 #

  22. Not a surprise to me! This is what happens when you devote your time to something you care about and excel at. Congratulations!

    Comment by kathleen — 7:50 pm October 30, 2010 #

  23. First in the hearts and minds of West Seattle and now the Country. Congratulations!
    *throws rose petals*
    We are so grateful for your hard work!

    Comment by DML — 7:57 pm October 30, 2010 #

  24. Simply the best! Congratulations from your Southern California fan base!

    Comment by Altadenablog — 8:08 pm October 30, 2010 #

  25. thank you

    Comment by JoB — 8:14 pm October 30, 2010 #

  26. From day one you have been a shining star with a brilliant bright light guiding us. You were the first and we have always known *you* are the best.

    WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    Thank you Tracy, Patrick and Torin and everybody for your devotion to WSB and our community. We are so incredibly fortunate to have been together in the right place at the right time!

    Comment by westseattledood — 8:29 pm October 30, 2010 #

  27. Congratulations! Thank you for all the hard work. WSB is where I turn throughout the day to find out what is happening or might affect our lives on this side of the bridge.

    Comment by John Commeree — 8:30 pm October 30, 2010 #

  28. Great work – it’s a site I check ten times a day and always has something relevant and interesting to read (and see).
    Keep it up, and thanks for the community commitment.
    Michael

    Comment by Michael Stusser — 8:36 pm October 30, 2010 #

  29. Congrats WSB. Well deserved. Keep up the good work

    Comment by Shari — 9:03 pm October 30, 2010 #

  30. Awesome work – well deserved – you are at the heart of our community!

    Eileen

    Comment by eileen — 9:03 pm October 30, 2010 #

  31. Yeah for you, and also for us!

    Comment by moco — 9:19 pm October 30, 2010 #

  32. Congratulations WSB team! Excellent work and well-deserved recognition.

    Comment by waterworld — 9:20 pm October 30, 2010 #

  33. Ditto what everyone said!! And I had a feeling WSB would win. Thank you again for your dedication!!!

    Comment by Cclarue — 9:28 pm October 30, 2010 #

  34. Woot!

    Comment by pigeonmom — 9:42 pm October 30, 2010 #

  35. Congratulations! A well deserved award for all of your hard work!

    Comment by Kevin — 9:46 pm October 30, 2010 #

  36. Right On! You rock and we’re the better for it. Thanks for all you do – CONGRATULATIONS!

    Comment by Moose — 10:01 pm October 30, 2010 #

  37. Very awesome! Congratulations!!

    Comment by LatteRose — 10:03 pm October 30, 2010 #

  38. Way to go! If it’s happening in West Seattle. WSB knows and reports about it first! :) :)

    Comment by Jtk — 10:18 pm October 30, 2010 #

  39. Congratulations, and thank you! The service you provide for our community is immense! You’re leading the way for the rest of our country! Please enjoy the award/acknowledgement!

    Comment by DM — 10:25 pm October 30, 2010 #

  40. Love it! You’re the best and congrats:-)

    Comment by E — 10:35 pm October 30, 2010 #

  41. Whoo-hoo! They like us. They really, really, like us!!! Congrats to WSB and everyone!

    Ok, did you all pick up that the announcer said he used to run track in WS? Was it at WSHS? That’s another piece of news there!

    Comment by LyndaB — 10:35 pm October 30, 2010 #

  42. Wow! The little blog that could.Way to rock the big boys. Community collaboration as it should be.

    Comment by Paul — 10:46 pm October 30, 2010 #

  43. Same as everyone else–congratulations! and thanks for being there. -m

    Comment by Mary — 10:59 pm October 30, 2010 #

  44. WOW, What an honor for you, Tracy ! You deserve it !

    Comment by smile — 11:04 pm October 30, 2010 #

  45. excellent!!!

    Comment by visitor — 11:12 pm October 30, 2010 #

  46. I’m so happy for you. Congratulations!

    Comment by Franci — 12:14 am October 31, 2010 #

  47. Really fabulous and so great to hear of all this national recognition! Sorry I didn’t run into you here in DC, I was among the 250K at the Rally to Restore Sanity! I noticed that you seemed to get some of the loudest applause at the awards event, too! :) Congrats!!

    Comment by add — 6:08 am October 31, 2010 #

  48. congratulations and, as others have said, thank you.
    .
    so, when is CNN going to offer to buy out their competition? :)

    Comment by redblack — 6:13 am October 31, 2010 #

  49. Congratulations to TR, Patrick & JMOT! Thanks for everything you do! You are part of what makes our neighborhood special.

    Comment by wsgolfer — 7:07 am October 31, 2010 #

  50. We are so lucky to have you here, providing this diverse little-big community with such quality journalism.

    I know the entire WSB works extremely hard 24/7. Your dedication is incredible! Thanks again and congratulations!

    Comment by Monosyllabic Girl — 8:20 am October 31, 2010 #

  51. Couldn’t agree more!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by marty — 8:22 am October 31, 2010 #

  52. This is great news and (as the 50 posters before me said) much deserved. I’m not even afraid (yet) that you’ll rest on you laurels.) The fact that you still credit the community for what you do is emblematic of why you’re so far ahead of the pack.

    Comment by charlabob — 9:21 am October 31, 2010 #

  53. You deserve it, such a great site and I can’t think of anyone I know in WS who isn’t a fervent reader.

    Comment by Dave — 9:27 am October 31, 2010 #

  54. Tracy & Patrick…thanks for helping all of us build a stronger community here in West Seattle. You guys ROCK OUR MASKS……

    Comment by Pete — 9:32 am October 31, 2010 #

  55. Well deserved. You’ve got me hooked on reading news again. Even if I’m out-of-town I check the WSB!

    Comment by Sandy — 9:36 am October 31, 2010 #

  56. Congratulations! How cool is our neighborhood blog?? You work so hard, and it’s great to see you get some national recognition for it!

    Comment by Molly — 10:46 am October 31, 2010 #

  57. Congrats!! Well done WSB…!!

    Comment by RJB — 11:51 am October 31, 2010 #

  58. Hopeful signs all around this weekend — sanity marching and integrity publishing! Thanks for all you do.

    Comment by Kayzel — 11:52 am October 31, 2010 #

  59. WS is so so fortunate to have the WSB… congratulations!

    Comment by vlado — 1:17 pm October 31, 2010 #

  60. A well deserved award. Congratulations!

    Comment by Jill Loblaw — 4:37 pm October 31, 2010 #

  61. Congratulations! Show. Them. How. It’s. Done!

    Comment by Lowell — 9:43 pm October 31, 2010 #

  62. What a great accomplishment! Not only on a fantastic blog, but also an entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial parents!

    Congratulations!!!

    Comment by LS — 11:45 pm October 31, 2010 #

  63. WSB Crew — you do the peninsula proud!

    Comment by Chris — 6:06 am November 1, 2010 #

  64. My silent cheer is headed your way! I can’t imagine any other online community news service measuring up. Now the quandry of where to spend all that prize money….

    Comment by Judy P. — 11:17 am November 1, 2010 #

  65. No prize money. The reward remains — getting to keep doing this for a living, day in and day out, as a locally owned, homegrown community-news business, even as corporate-owned, out-of-state-headquartered efforts to bigfoot us indies out of business loom in the distance.

    Comment by WSB — 11:22 am November 1, 2010 #

  66. *PROUD!*

    Comment by Jason — 2:53 pm November 1, 2010 #

  67. I always knew this blog was unique and special! :-)

    Comment by Kensteve — 12:43 am November 3, 2010 #

  68. We remember the day you sat in our living room and announced you were going to start this blog.
    You held your nose and jumped in the deep end, and here you are a short time later winning a national award! Congratulations Tracy and Patrick and your team of merry men and women. You have created a site for the best local news around the region and an example for the nation. We are very proud to be your friends.

    Comment by Al and Dorothy — 8:34 pm November 3, 2010 #

  69. Yeah Tracy and the rest of the Blog staff! Congratulations! You sure deserve this – you work so hard, seemingly 24/7, for us here in West Seattle. Thank you so much. I’m proud to be part of this community.

    Comment by Trileigh — 5:31 pm November 4, 2010 #

  70. Congratulations. Well-deserved recognition of all you do for our community.

    Comment by lenguamor — 6:16 pm November 4, 2010 #

  71. Yet more proof that local “Mom & Pop’s” serve the Community better than the big corporations!

    .

    Congrats, Team WSB! :cool:

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 5:45 pm November 5, 2010 #

  72. Awesome!!!!!

    Comment by marian stumpf — 8:16 pm November 13, 2010 #

Sorry, comment time is over.

All contents copyright 2014, A Drink of Water and a Story Interactive. Here's how to contact us.
Header image by Nick Adams. ABSOLUTELY NO WSB PHOTO REUSE WITHOUT SITE OWNERS' PERMISSION.
Entries and comments feeds. ^Top^