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)