Global Voices Won the Knight-Batten Award!

Knight-Batten Award
Photo by Georgia Popplewell.

This morning in DC, Rebecca McKinnon, Georgia Popplewell and I (pictured in that order) represented Global Voices Online at the Knight-Batten award ceremony in DC.

We won!!! Our 6 co-finalists were all amazing and came from all over the country so it was quite an honor to go home with the main prize. They included an impressive hurricane information site by the Sarasota Tribune and several interactive community-based news sites. (See Knight-Batten press release.)

It was both exhausting (we each made a presentation) and exhilirating but in the end all the emotions were worth the while. I talked about starting my blog to amplify a more complex set of voices from Haiti than usually featured in mainstream media. Then I showcased three of the bloggers in Francophonia: Tony Katombe from the DRC, Pierrot Dupuy from La Reunion and Le Blog de [Moi] from Martinique. Hopefully video of the presentation will be up soon on the Knight-Batten site.

Georgia live-blogged the conference over at Caribbean Free Radio here, here and here. The Global Voices community is ecstatic! Rachel Rawlins, our Managing editor, posted this on the GV website to announce the news.

It is great to see all the hard work that gets put into GV rewarded.

See more photos from this morning.


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