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Homo Journos Honored


The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association has announced the homo journo honorees for 2006.
And, of course, we’ve been snubbed. Again. So, who were the big winners?

That cutie-patootie, Jason Bellini of CBS News on Logo (does that make CBS gay or just curious?) took home the Journalist of The Year Award. Good for him. We don’t know him personally (shocker, right?) but we’re sure he’s just a swell guy.

And, for all ten of you who care, we’ve posted the rest of the winners after the jump.

2006 NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards Winners:

NLGJA Journalist of the Year Award

– Presented to Jason Bellini, CBS News of LOGO

Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media

– First Place Presented to Malinda Lo, AfterEllen.com

– Second Place Presented to Todd Henneman, The Advocate

– Third Place Presented to Karen Ocamb, IN Los Angeles Magazine

NLGJA Excellence in News Writing Award, sponsored by Hearst Newspapers

– First Place Presented to “From Pain, Family,” Tina Brown and Elizabeth Hamilton, The Hartford Courant

– Second Place Presented to “Gay Tide,” David Crary, The Associated Press

– Third Place Presented to “PlanetOut Bids Big for $610 Billion Gay Market,” James A. Lopata, In Newsweekly

NLGJA Excellence in Feature Writing, sponsored by Hearst Newspapers

– First Place Presented to “Out Here: Gay Voices in Hampton Roads,” David Nicholson, Mike Holtzclaw, and Alison Freehling, Daily Press, Newport News, VA

– Second Place Presented to “See Dick Be Jane,” Julia Reischel, New Times Broward/Palm Beach

– Third Place Presented Posthumously to Joe Dignan, The San Francisco Bay Guardian for “Cross Purposes”

NLGJA Excellence in Writing Award Opinion/Editorial

– First Place Presented to “The Married State” series, Alfred P. Doblin, Herald News

– Second Place Presented to Jon Carroll for his column in the San Francisco Chronicle

– Third Place Presented to “I’m Not Willing to Settle for Crumbs,” Kim Severson, Newsweek

NLGJA/Seigenthaler Excellence in Radio

– First Place Presented to “Gay Pride Banned in Tampa,” Andrew Stelzer, Free Speech Radio News

– Second Place Presented to “Two Moms Ruled Legal by State Supreme Court,” Eric Jansen and Marilyn Pittman, Out in the Bay/KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco

– Third Place Presented to “Native Gay Pride,” Patty Talahongva, Camille Lacapa and Tara Gatewood, Native America Calling

NLGJA/Seigenthaler Excellence in Network Television

– First Place Presented to “Gay or Straight?,” Lesley Stahl, Shari Finkelstein, Sianne Garlick and Matt Lev, CBS News’ 60 Minutes

– Second Place Presented to “I’m Still Emily,” Amber Hall, In the Life Media, Inc.

NLGJA/Seigenthaler Excellence in Local Television

– First Place Presented to “Dads,” Jessica Abo, WCAX-TV, Burlington, Vt.

NLGJA/RTNDA Excellence in Online Journalism Award

– First Place Presented to “How AIDS Changed America,” Newsweek.com

– Second Place Presented to “Gender Outlaws,” Emily Alpert, InTheFray.com

– Third Place Presented to “Arrested Justice: When LGBT People Land in Jail,” Patrick Letellier, Gay.com and PlanetOut.com

NLGJA Excellence in Photojournalism Award

– First Place Presented to “An Anniversary,” Lacy Atkins, San Francisco Chronicle

– Second Place Presented to “Illusions of a Glittered Life,” Kim Badawi, SHIFT

– Third Place Presented to “Center’s Senior Prom,” Gil Kaan, Frontiers Magazine

NLGJA Excellence in HIV/AIDS Coverage Award

– First Place Presented to “AIDS at 25,” David Jefferson, Geoff Cowley, Claudia Kalb, Andrew Murr, and Ellis Cose, Newsweek

– Second Place Presented to “Over 50 with HIV,” Jim Rodriguez, Rocco Zappa, and Scott Dill, QTN World News with Steve Kmetko

– Third Place Presented to “CBS News on LOGO: AIDS,” Brett Alexander, Jason Bellini and Court Passant, CBS News on LOGO

NLGJA Excellence in Student Journalism Award, sponsored by Jim Duggins, Ph.D.

– First Place Presented to “Left Out,” James Kirchick, Yale Daily News Magazine

– Second Place Presented to “Hollywood: Straight and Narrow?,” Jason Blalock, UC Berkeley Television (University of California, Berkeley)

– Third Place Presented to “Resist Urge, Gays Told: Jesus as ‘Motivating Factor’,” Bradley Wooten, UWM Post (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee)

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 3, 2006
Tagged: , , ,

    • KJ

      Use of terms such as “cutie-patootie” might explain your absence from the list.

      I’m just sayin’! But who needs stinkin’ accolades?

      Oct 3, 2006 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michaels

      Could someone enlighten me as to what has Jason done to deserve such hornor?

      Oct 3, 2006 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FizziekruntNT

      Don’t fret, my love. Bellini has been linked to LOGO’s travel hostess, Will Wikle of Round Trip Ticket, who, for some reason has a job repeatedly saying things like “Bwaynos Airees” while being in, well…Buenos Aires and mincing about, grinning at the locals.

      I’m sure there’s a much finer hell for you somewhere else. In the mean time, awards are for starfuckers and needy attention whores. OH, nevermind…Love ya, mean it!

      Oct 3, 2006 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hephaestion

      Jason Bellini is adorable.

      But he’s also developing into a young, gay Walter Cronkite of the future. If this planet survives the Bush administration, I can see Bellini becoming an elder statesman of US media like Cronkite was. He seems to have an incredible intelligence and dignity which makes people trust him.

      I just think he can do a lot better than Will Wikle, who reminds me more of a 14 year old with a videocam than a serious ANYthing, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing.

      Oct 3, 2006 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bboy

      Jason is a very nice guy and comes across as such upon first meeting. Will is, also, a very nice guy who may be slightly off-putting at first but is genuinely a Mississippi sweetie at heart. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Don’t Hate, Appreciate!

      Oct 3, 2006 at 2:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Creepy Lesbo
      Creepy Lesbo

      It’s Frodo Baggins!

      Oct 4, 2006 at 7:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • der

      he is NOT cute
      ewh ewh ewh

      and how many gay journalists must there be if he who reads 2 minute blurbs a couple times a day is the best we have????

      Oct 4, 2006 at 8:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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