Tuesday, April 21, 2009

This was great news

We had a major announcement yesterday afternoon at my employer, the St. Petersburg Times. Thankfully, we wouldn't be hearing of the challenges facing our industry and, closer to home, my profession.

No, not yesterday.

What we heard yesterday was great news. Fantastic. Inspiring, even. It was something, I believe, we all needed to hear.

The news arrived just after 3 p.m.: The Times' Politifact effort and feature writer Lane DeGregory had won Pulitzer Prizes, the highest honor in journalism. The newsroom erupted. Two Pulitzers in one year is pretty remarkable. Only the New York Times won more (5) yesterday.

Though my involvement is nearly nonexistent (I've copy-edited two, maybe three Politifact items, at best), it's quite an honor to be a part of a newsroom when not one, but two, Pulitzer Prizes are awarded.

It was, by far, the best day in my 24-plus-year career.

1 comment:

bamlinden said...

Wow - very cool.

Congratulations on being part of the team that brought in 2 Pulitzers.