AustinTalks wins prestigious awards

May 6, 2013
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AustinTalks received two awards from the Chicago Headline Club Friday.

The country’s largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced the 2012 winners of the Peter Lisagor awards at its annual dinner, where the area’s top journalists were honored.

In categories that pitted AustinTalks against the staff of DNAinfo Chicago and The Huffington Post, AustinTalks reporters came out on top.

Former AustinTalks Editor Ellyn Fortino was honored for neighborhood/community news for an online publication, and AustinTalks columnist John W. Fountain III won in the continuing independent blog category.

Check out the AustinTalks stories that were submitted for the awards:

Austin alderman author few citywide ordinances

Emmet Elementary parents accuse administrator of misconduct

Austin LSCs elect new members, some schools citywide still looking to fill seats

Summer cycle of death continues

Not making a choice is still choosing

Wearing my hoodie has a different meaning and consequence

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