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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Hollis Gillespie

www.hollisgillespie.com


Runner-up
Jay Bookman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog

Best Columnist Not Found in the Pages of the AJC (or Creative Loafing) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
David O'Brien's Braves Blog

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Hollis Gillespie

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Hollis Gillespie

Best Columnist Not Published in Creative Loafing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Jay Bookman
Last year, we dubbed AJC Editorial Page Editor Cynthia Tucker “best columnist”; six months later she won the slightly less prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Coincidence? We think not. This year, we’re granting CL’s honor to Tucker’s deputy editorial page editor.more...

Last year, we dubbed AJC Editorial Page Editor Cynthia Tucker “best columnist”; six months later she won the slightly less prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Coincidence? We think not. This year, we’re granting CL’s honor to Tucker’s deputy editorial page editor. JAY BOOKMAN attacks his topics with a strong sense of justice, well-aimed wit and even wisdom, as he did with a July column slyly protesting the hypocrisy of the district attorney who prosecuted teenager Genarlow Wilson for having sex with another teenager. Over the years, Bookman has particularly distinguished himself with fair-minded, powerful columns on the Iraq fiasco and Georgia’s disastrous transportation policies — both of which he saw coming with painful clarity. We can’t say this will lead to a Pulitzer, but there is a precedent.


www.ajc.com

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Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Cynthia Tucker
Ever the fair-minded, we excluded CL’s own columnists for critics’ consideration in this category. But that shouldn’t detract from our admiration for AJC Editorial Page Editor CYNTHIA TUCKER. Tucker sometimes is dismissively tagged as the daily’s liberal columnistmore...

Ever the fair-minded, we excluded CL’s own columnists for critics’ consideration in this category. But that shouldn’t detract from our admiration for AJC Editorial Page Editor CYNTHIA TUCKER. Tucker sometimes is dismissively tagged as the daily’s liberal columnist (which anyone might be, compared to GOP shill Jim Wooten). But those who’ve read her with an open mind over the past 20 years knows her as a remarkably independent voice of reason. She produces timely and often courageous columns that dare to expose the clay feet of such local idols as Cynthia McKinney and the King family. Yet she’s no bomb-thrower; she chooses her words carefully, her tone is moderate, her arguments are persuasive and her positions have been remarkably consistent. She was among the first to publicly call out Bill Campbell; she never wavered from that opinion and darned if she wasn’t proven to be right on the money. We are a stronger community on account of her.
www.ajc.com.

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Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Hollis Gillespie
Creative Loafing

Best Local Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Andisheh Nouraee
Creative Loafing

Best Local Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Bill Shipp
Seventy-two-year-old BILL SHIPP has been kicking ass for more than five decades. His column is syndicated in 85 Georgia newspapers and regularly beats the AJC on important statewide stories. He started his career at UGA in 1952 by exposing a local whorehouse and the school’s rundown veteran’smore...
Seventy-two-year-old BILL SHIPP has been kicking ass for more than five decades. His column is syndicated in 85 Georgia newspapers and regularly beats the AJC on important statewide stories. He started his career at UGA in 1952 by exposing a local whorehouse and the school’s rundown veteran’s housing. Shipp then got booted from the school paper for advocating in favor of law school integration. After four decades with the Atlanta Constitution, he started his own political newsletter, put it online, and then sold it. And even now, he’s still so aggressive that Gov. Sonny Perdue’s staff won’t speak to him. www.onlineathens.com/staff/shipp.shtml. less...

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Michael Skube - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The AJC's former book columnist was clearly the city's most intelligent and erudite literary ombudsman, and perhaps its most ethereal and eccentric. You could actually learn something by reading his Sunday columns, and the fact that he cared enough to put hard work and much thought into them really showed.more...
The AJC's former book columnist was clearly the city's most intelligent and erudite literary ombudsman, and perhaps its most ethereal and eccentric. You could actually learn something by reading his Sunday columns, and the fact that he cared enough to put hard work and much thought into them really showed. Too bad he's gone. less...

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Lucy Soto - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The hands-down winner is Lucy Soto's "Spotlight" column in the AJC for shining a light on the greed, corruption, swindling, favoritism and downright ick of local government, public institutions and private contractors and their ilk, done in a format that would preclude a lot of important stories frommore...
The hands-down winner is Lucy Soto's "Spotlight" column in the AJC for shining a light on the greed, corruption, swindling, favoritism and downright ick of local government, public institutions and private contractors and their ilk, done in a format that would preclude a lot of important stories from getting in the paper's standard news hole limitations. It's a difficult task, butting heads with the buttheads, but she weasels them out weekly while juggling a lot of ongoing stories. More follow-up would be great, but really, it's the best thing in the paper. Every Monday, local news section, front page. less...

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