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Today may be just another lazy summer day for you, but it's an exciting one for me, with the announcement that JDLand.com is one of the four finalists for this year's Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism. I'm beyond thrilled that my work as a neighborhood blogger has been recognized as one of the many innovative approaches to journalism bubbling up on the web--I guess the lack of sleep has been worth it. It's also a pretty cool (and ironic) award for someone who ditched journalism school way back when because she couldn't stand going to public meetings.
If you're visiting the site for the first time, click the map at right to see my pages devoted to the various projects underway, completed, or planned in Near Southeast. You can also check out my coverage of the construction and opening of Nationals Park, last year's makeover of the Frederick Douglass Bridge, and my favorite shots from my Photo Archive showing the before-and-after views (or, in many cases, the before-and-during views) of the huge changes that this 100-block area has undergone in the past 5 1/2 years. You can even see my gallery of the more than 150 buildings that have been demolished to make way for all the shiny new developments. Or just scroll through the blog entries to watch the flurry of Near Southeast news go by.
The actual awards--a $10,000 Grand Prize, a $2,000 Citizen's Media Award, plus two $2,000 Special Distinction awards--will be handed out during a September 10 symposium at the National Press Club, where the four winners will present their sites.
You can read the official Knight-Batten release, along with my sorry first-ever attempt at a press release if you want something official from me. More about how this site came to be can be found here.
There would be no JDLand, of course, without all the people (mostly unheralded) who have helped me out over the past five-plus years by answering my pesky questions, or by passing along information they've come across, or just by reading the site and reminding me that there are folks out there who are interested in this stuff--to all of you go the sincere thanks of the entire JDLand staff.

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Scott says: (8/6/08 12:49 PM)
JD: This is FANTASTIC and HUGE news. Congratulations to you for all your hard work. You have truly redefined local reporting in ways mainstream journalism is still trying to catch up with. Thanks for all your efforts and congrats on this well deserved recognition.


Andy says: (8/6/08 1:13 PM)
Congrats, JD!

I walked by a co-worker browsing your site the other day, and it just made me smile.

Thanks for all your hard work!


FourthandEye says: (8/6/08 1:17 PM)
Congrats JD!!! That's awesome! Very well deserved!


Glenn says: (8/6/08 1:18 PM)
Where can I cast my vote for you, JD?


DC says: (8/6/08 2:01 PM)
Congratulations.


Jay says: (8/6/08 4:20 PM)
Very much deserved. JD has kept us informed in a great way.

JD, I hope you are still around when D.C. gets MLBs All-Star game in 2014,2015??

By the way, looking at the other three finalists, seems unfair to have a city newspaper in the running.

Anyway, good luck!





rjm says: (8/6/08 5:59 PM)
Congratulations!


JimFairfax says: (8/6/08 8:13 PM)
Yawn.
Get back to me when you get your Pulitzer.
;^)


JD says: (8/6/08 9:38 PM)
Thanks, everyone, for all the good wishes (except you, JimFairfax). Next step--finding the entity that will pay me untold millions to do this full-time.


Glenn says: (8/6/08 9:52 PM)
Congrats from your neighbors at www.swdcblog.com

See you on the 10th of September


Harley McKinley says: (8/7/08 10:38 AM)
Right on JD! Great to see your getting the well deserved recognition your excellent site and years of hard work deserve!
-HJMcK


Ed says: (8/8/08 12:11 PM)
Congratulations! A well-deserved honor.


mia says: (8/9/08 12:09 AM)
Had to come here too, JD, to tell you how seriously thrilled I am for you! (and the entire JDLand staff HA!)

I love that your enchanting obsessions are getting recognized. :)
xoxo
Mia

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