The New Print is proud to present an inaugural batch of what I’m going to call Excellence in Thoughtful Communications Awards (Etc. Awards).
Best Wikipedia Entry: a List of Common Misconceptions. I really hope the network effect makes this one grow even larger.
Best Music Video About Culture: “Internet Killed the Video Star.”
Winner of both Best Thing to Come Out of Canada This Year and Best Web-Series I’d Never Seen: Nirvana The Band The Show.
Best Advertising Campaign of the Year: Old Spice Guy (of course).
Best Political Commentary Embodied in a Single Rhetorical Question: “What if the Tea Party was Black?”
In the citizen-journalism-only category, Best YouTube Montage: Tea Party Signs You Won’t See on Fox News.
Best Piece of Investigative Journalism: Top Secret America (more to come on this soon, but JUST READ IT now). Close runner up: Collateral Murder. I may have called this one prematurely, but I do think that the sprawling nature of the problem in the former makes the achievement more dramatic. N.B. Both required the help of Wikileaks (which will become apparent soon enough).