Thanks for a great year! WSB honored by Society of Professional Journalists as ‘best hyperlocal site’

There were so many big events to cover over the weekend, no chance to mention this until now, but we did want to mention it via a big THANK YOU: Saturday night, the regional Society of Professional Journalists annual Excellence in Journalism Awards were announced, and one of those awards went to WSB – “Best Hyperlocal Site.” (Hyperlocal is an industry term referring to neighborhood or community, the terms we prefer to use.) The region covers five states; the judging is done by journalists from outside the region. While the plaque carries the name of your editor here, it truly should be etched with thousands of names, as WSB has been a community-collaborative news organization since the start – what we publish is inspired by, suggested by, and/or enhanced by information, questions, comments, photos, and more, from people, organizations, and businesses in our community. Though we are thrilled by this and other awards received by WSB over the past five years, the most important one remains what you award us daily – and what we never take for granted: Your readership and participation. Thank you SO much for being part of WSB.

P.S. We also congratulate photojournalist Nick Adams, whose excellent work has graced WSB and our partner sites White Center Now and The South Park News over the past year – as an independent entrant including work done for several organizations, Nick received the regional third-place award for online photography.

19 Replies to "Thanks for a great year! WSB honored by Society of Professional Journalists as 'best hyperlocal site'"

  • miws May 20, 2013 (12:59 pm)

    Congrats, WSB, Nick, WCN, and TSPN!



  • Bronx May 20, 2013 (1:05 pm)

    Let me be the fist to say, Well Done! You deserve this recognition and we West Seattlites are happy to share the glory. Thanks so much for all your hard work keeping us up to date on happenings in our beloved community.

  • Another resident May 20, 2013 (1:51 pm)

    Congratulations! This affirms your great service to our community.

  • kumalavula May 20, 2013 (1:58 pm)

    I echo bronx’s comment! the praise is well deserved! you do such an amazing job I have half my friends across the planet checking the ws blog on a somewhat regular basis to know about the community in which I live. excellent journalism, excellent professionalism.

  • E May 20, 2013 (3:33 pm)

    You deserve the award, but in my eyes you need no award to prove how completely awesome you are! Your excellent journalism speaks for itself — day in, day out.

  • Heather May 20, 2013 (3:55 pm)

    I appreciate your hard work. I use this site daily as both an information source but also as a way to connect with my community – well done!

  • Chris W May 20, 2013 (5:50 pm)

    Congratulations! They are honoring you for what the rest of us already know: you’re the best!!

  • happy May 20, 2013 (6:03 pm)

    Of *course* you are honored with an award! = )

  • Kate K May 20, 2013 (6:08 pm)

    It’s nice to see you honored for the great local reporting you carry on every day. Congratulations!

  • Number1 May 20, 2013 (6:52 pm)

    Well deserved!!! What you have created is such a valuable resource to so many. You work your tails off and consistently scoop the news agencies yet your coverage is so much better. Now they come to you as the expert source. So grateful! I hope you receive more and more awards!

  • Carter May 20, 2013 (8:09 pm)

    Can’t think of a group of pros more well deserving of this acknowledgment!

  • NeighborMom May 20, 2013 (8:28 pm)

    Hey, congrats to the whole team! My friends in other Seattle ‘hoods are always saying they wish they had a blog like ours — it’s a phenomenal resource.

  • Joe Szilagyi May 20, 2013 (8:58 pm)


  • m May 20, 2013 (10:02 pm)

    So glad to see you getting the recognition you deserve. You operate from such a high standard and exceptional level of integrity every single day.

  • AJP May 20, 2013 (10:23 pm)

    Congrats!!! You deserve it!

  • Dick May 21, 2013 (8:15 am)

    Congratulations!!! … the WS Blog adds so much to our sense of community. You brings us all together with shared knowledge of both the good and the bad. Keep up the good work.

  • The Farm May 21, 2013 (9:47 am)

    Yes! You deserve it!!!

  • Trileigh May 21, 2013 (11:52 am)

    Congratulations, Tracy and Patrick!! What a totally well-deserved honor. You are indeed the very best, and I’m glad it’s not just we West Seattleites who know it.

  • Erica May 21, 2013 (7:57 pm)

    ‘Grats! There are so many thing to love about WSB but one that means so much to me is that you report the good news as well as the bad. It makes me happy to be part of the WS community.

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