Honors

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I’ve individually highlighted two accomplishments — being profiled on NPR and having a photo in the Smithsonian — on the cover of this blog. They were fairly recent but, more than that, symbolize how I remade myself as a digital entrepreneur and multimedia journalist. I’ve also recently won a couple photography competitions and had an image run full page in Outdoor Photographer Magazine. I’m also proud that I founded HoopGurlz.com, which I sold to ESPN, and was a co-founder of Scout.com, which we sold to FOXSports.

Though I can be a bit shy about admitting success, I realize these days that it’s important to brand. Potential clients, employers and subjects also are curious about accomplishments. I don’t keep track carefully enough to offer a lot of details, though I do remember being the first sportswriter ever at The Seattle Times to win a national writing award, I think, in 1988. I’m also very proud of a first place for best website (HoopGurlz), specialized subject, in 2011 by SPJ and our being named finalist for an Online Journalism Award in 2007. The latter put HoopGurlz. I’m also especially proud of my award for Outstanding Beat Reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists because I had just pivoted to writing about race and environmentalism.

Here’s a list, as best as I can remember, including where I was when I won them (I never counted the non-first-place awards in SPJ):

First Place, Commentary (Crosscut), Society of Professional Journalists

Second Place, Outstanding Beat Reporting (Race, Inclusion, Environmental Justice), Society of Environmental Journalists

First Place, Food Category (Independent), Exposed: Japantown Photography Competition

Special Mention (Independent), Exposed: Japantown Photography Competition

Top 100 (3x), Exposed: Japantown Photography Competition

Winner, Parks and Monuments Assignment, Outdoor Photographer Magazine

First Place, Online Sports (HoopGurlz), Society of Professional Journalists

First Place, Best Website (HoopGurlz), Specialized Subject, Society of Professional Journalists

First Place, Online Special Report/Enterprise (HoopGurlz), Society of Professional Journalists

Nine Regional Awards for Online Journalism (HoopGurlz), Society of Professional Journalist

Finalist, Specialty Journalism (HoopGurlz), Online Journalism Award (by ONA)

Winner, Website Design (HoopGurlz), Golden Web Award

Winner, Content and Creativity (HoopGurlz), Golden Web Award

Silver Medal of Excellence (HoopGurlz), website design, Sunset Surfers

Silver Medal of Excellence (HoopGurlz), content, Sunset Surfers

Outstanding Achievement (HoopGurlz), Interactive Media Awards

Primary author, “Rising Stars: The Ten Best Players in the NBA,” (Rosen Publishing, 2002)

Third Place, Features (Seattle Times), Associated Press Sports Editors

Honorable Mention, Features (Seattle Times), Associated Press Sports Editors

Honorable Mention, Features (Seattle Times), Associated Press Sports Editors

First Place, Features (Seattle Times), Professional Basketball Writers of America

First Place, Features (Seattle Times), Professional Basketball Writers of America

Second Place, Columns (Seattle Times), Professional Basketball Writers of America

Third Place, Features (Seattle Times), Professional Basketball Writers of America

First Place, Series (Seattle Times), American Power Boat Association

Published, Best Sportswriting (Houghton-Mifflin)

Published, Best Sports Stories (The Sporting News)

Numerous Writing Awards (Seattle Times, Beacon Hill News), Society of Professional Journalists

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