The New York Association of Black Journalists says so:
Among the winners include CNN, The Grio, the New York Amsterdam News, Bloomberg News, the Wall Street Journal, BET, Essence Magazine, News 12 (Long Island/Westchester), CBS, Verizon FiOS 1 News, the New York Post and WGBO.
“NYABJ is thrilled to present well-deserved awards to all of our winners and also recognize two luminaries in our field — Robert Naylor and the late Gil Noble,” said NYABJ President Michael J. Feeney. “From News 12 Westchester’s coverage of the Danroy Henry killing to CNN’s coverage of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument dedication to recording artist Beyonce Knowles’ Essence magazine article about how a nine-month break changed her life, we congratulate everyone.”
Now, granted, a lot of great journalism revolves around personal storytelling. (See: Hunter S. Thompson’s first-person gonzo jounalism tour-de-forces.) But, honestly. Is this award about Beyonce being a great journalist, or about getting a name at this group’s sold-out, $25-a-ticket ceremony? (via Sarah Anne Hughes of The Washington Post)