Our readers know how impactful civic-minded journalism can be, but it is also an honor to receive outside confirmation from esteemed organizations. Two TOPP projects were recently singled out as true movers in their fields:
GothamSchools won first place in the national Educational Writers Association’s ‘best education blog’ category for their excellent coverage of the New York City education scene. This prestigious contest annually honors the best education reporting in print and broadcast media, and it is the only award of its kind. GothamSchools rose to the top among more than 300 entries, and we feel very proud to be recognized and to find ourselves in such esteemed company. Congratulations to the reporting staff: Anna, Elizabeth, Maura, and Philissa.
Out on the other coast, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has announced that Streetsblog San Francisco and SFBC Volunteer Michael Helquist are the recipients of this year’s Golden Wheelie Awards. This honor recognizes transportation heroes in the Bay Area, and in their announcement the SFBC explained that they made the award to Streetsblog due to the blog’s “intelligent journalism that is leading the conversation and helping more people understand the connection between bicycling, great streets and a livable city.” Bryan, Matthew, and Michael, well done and keep up the great work.