Congrats to Colorado Confidential
for being named a finalist in the the Beat Reporting (small) category of the 2007 Online Journalism Awards
. If you haven't been reading them, you should. The project, established by the Center for Independent Media, has been doing ground-breaking reporting on Colorado issues.
Colorado Confidential.com is a finalist in the beat category for reporting by Cara DeGette (Amendment 41), Kerri Rebresh (electoral reform) and Erin Rosa (labor and work).
I attended the initial training session for Colorado Confidential reporters. It was serious business. The writers subscribe to the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics
. Their goal:
to provide the cutting-edge perspective of a blog, with the credibility of mainstream news source that has a code of ethics, experienced editors, and accountable writers."
The winners of the awards will be announced in Toronto on October, 19. Good luck Cara, Kerri and Erin.