I know that this entry has nothing to do with fight sports, but I decided to blog about it nonetheless because this involves something I feel very strongly about.
In a historic first, ProPublica, an online independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism, won a coveted Pulitzer Prize on Monday for investigative reporting. The report tackled controversial deaths at a New Orleans medical center following Hurricane Katrina.
Also, in another online first, www.sfgate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, won an award for editorial cartooning. The award for animated cartoons by cartoonist Mark Fiore is also the first time an Internet-based entry won in that specific category.
This just goes to show that good writing (and in the case of Fiore, good drawing skills), hard work, and talent shine through regardless of medium.
Another case in point is my favorite boxing writer, Thomas Hauser, who writes for SecondsOut.com. Hauser was the first Internet writer ever to receive the Nat Fleischer Award for career excellence in boxing journalism, bestowed upon him by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Hey, would you look at that. It has something to do with fight sports after all.
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