I’m incredibly proud to say that paring down a top 5-6 of well-written, inspirational, educational, and brilliant articles from across our network was an incredibly difficult task. This is due in part to our prolificity…Important Media published 1105 articles last month!! But it is also due to the fact that despite our medium, which encourages short and simple, newsy kinds of posts (nothing wrong with that, but it does inhibit journalistic expression, some would argue), there are a lot of great writers in our network posting really provocative, fun, and interesting pieces.
So without further adieu, here are the nominees for September’s Pul-IM-zer prize for excellence in journalism.
What’s at stake? $25 in prize money and a copy of GBO Hawaii, the sustainability game! September’s winner will also be entered into our annual Pul-IM-zer Prize competition that will be recognized as the best of the best from 2012 (at least September through December of 2012… That prize is worth $200, and the winning articles will all be featured on our main network page. So read up and be ready to vote,
….and check out the Honorable Mentions, below, too!
Honorable mentions…(some for great writing, others for humor, poignancy, and great zingers!):
(hilarious and poignant) Best Mass Transit Ad Ever (Chris Demorro)
(zing!!!!) Fox News gets lesson in civility, economics from Ford’s CEO (Chris Demorro)
(OMG, LMFAOSHIAPM) Donald Trump attacking windmills–why does he hate wind? (Jeremy Bloom)
(and that’s, “laughed my f’ing a$$ off so hard I almost pooped myself”, in case anyone was wondering about the acronym)
(So hectic…and the reason we do what we do) Guess What: 93% of Fox News, 81% of Wall Street Journal reporting on global warming just plain wrong (Andrew)
(Just great article and inspirational metaphor for our world, and IM’s mission) Docking our boat: finding our way out of the climate crisis (Zach Shahan): http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/27/docking-our-boat-finding-our-way-out-of-the-climate-crisis/
(beautiful pictorial journey through Occupy Portland) Happy Birthday to Occupy Wall Street: Reimaginging what is possible (Rhonda Winter): http://ecolocalizer.com/2012/09/20/happy-birthday-to-occupy-wall-street-re-imagining-what-is-possible/
(Un-f’ing-believable, but somehow true) In historic reversal, US House of Representatives cling to 20th century loyalty to fossil fuels while Saudi Arabia goes solar (Don Lieber): http://planetsave.com/2012/09/27/in-historic-reversal-us-house-of-representatives-cling-to-20th-century-loyalty-to-fossil-fuels-while-saudi-arabia-goes-solar/
(a post that is almost as artistic as the subject matter) The New Modernism: blending science, engineering, art, and human imagination (David Brin)
(a fantastic article, well-written, well-documented, and nails the point) Monsanto flips stance on GMO labeling (Chris Keenan)
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