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

Year » 2008
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2008 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
David O'Brien's Braves Blog

Best Ink-Stained Wretches BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2008 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Andy Miller and Alan Judd

Best Local General Interest Website BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2008 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
atlanta.creativeloafing.com

Best Local TV or Newspaper Reporter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2008 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Dagmar Midcap

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Hollis Gillespie

Best Columnist Not Published in Creative Loafing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
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.


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Best Local TV or Newspaper Reporter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Monica Pearson

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Hollis Gillespie

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Hollis Gillespie

Best Local TV or Newspaper Reporter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Monica Pearson

Best Local TV or Newspaper Reporter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Monica Pearson

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
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.
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Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Hollis Gillespie
Creative Loafing

Best Ear to the Ground BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Richard Eldredge

Best Local TV or Newspaper Reporter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Clark Howard
WSB/Channel 2 www.clarkhoward.com

Best Local Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Andisheh Nouraee
Creative Loafing

Best Local Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
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 Quick Thinking by a Newspaper Reporter in Peril BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Don O'Briant
People often wonder how well they’ll perform in a life-and-death situation. On March 11, DON O’BRIANT, a reporter at the AJC, found out firsthand. With alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols demanding at gunpoint that O’Briant climb into the trunk of the Honda Nichols wasmore...
People often wonder how well they’ll perform in a life-and-death situation. On March 11, DON O’BRIANT, a reporter at the AJC, found out firsthand. With alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols demanding at gunpoint that O’Briant climb into the trunk of the Honda Nichols was carjacking, O’Briant said no. Nichols pistol-whipped him. O’Briant stumbled to his feet and ran. Asked later why he didn’t obey, O’Briant said, “You don’t do that. You’re giving up any control you have at the moment.” O’Briant’s quick thinking may have saved his life, and gave us a glimmer of good news on an otherwise dismal day. less...

Best Local Columnist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Andisheh Nouraee Creative Loafing

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Andisheh Nouraee

Best Local TV or Newspaper Reporter BOA Award Winner

Doug Richards

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Jay Bookman
JAY BOOKMAN is erudite, persuasive and liberal. Which is why it's so shocking that he still has a columnist job at "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", whose editorial page and news coverage is increasingly conservative. Bookman has offered a lonely voice of skepticism. Consider these words, written sixmore...
JAY BOOKMAN is erudite, persuasive and liberal. Which is why it's so shocking that he still has a columnist job at "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution", whose editorial page and news coverage is increasingly conservative. Bookman has offered a lonely voice of skepticism. Consider these words, written six months "before" the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq: "The war is intended to mark the official emergence of the United States as a full-fledged global empire, seizing sole responsibility and authority as planetary policeman." We're sure he's on Rumsfeld's shit list for that one. "www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/bookman" less...

Best Local Newspaper Guy (Besides Any of Us) BOA Award Winner

John Schaffner
There are plenty of good scribes at the city's large and small publications, but we'll focus on what has to be one of the newsiest small papers we've seen in a while, "The Story". (Disclaimer: Deborah Eason, who founded "CL" and is no longer with the company, also founded "The Story"; "CL" and "The Story"more...
There are plenty of good scribes at the city's large and small publications, but we'll focus on what has to be one of the newsiest small papers we've seen in a while, "The Story". (Disclaimer: Deborah Eason, who founded "CL" and is no longer with the company, also founded "The Story"; "CL" and "The Story" have no connection.) "The Story"'s editor, JOHN SCHAFFNER, has a small staff to fill the pages - and the best of the articles in the neighborhood weekly are usually his. Plus, Schaffner, a former Cox Enterprises news exec, gives much more news about the streets, parks, development and politics that affect where you live than you'll ever get from the local daily. "www.the-stories.com" less...

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Andisheh Nouraee, Creative Loafing

Best Columnist BOA Award Winner

Andisheh Nouraee

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