Tuesday, August 28, 2007

More awards the Enquirer didn't win

The Association of Food Journalists announced 42 winners in its 2007 awards competition. Guess who's not among them?

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck had weekend duty.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck has a job, at least.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's doing some great video work too in addition to his writing. He is leading the staff to the future unselfishly and if it costs him awards OK. Newsache doesn't get that part.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone bothered to ask the obvious question: Did the Enquirer ENTER any of these contests? Geez. Some people are too worried about keeping their job during this time of tumult to give a hoot about the gaggle of competitions out there.

This blog just shows how far the print world has to go before it reaches reality. Wake up! The days of living high on the print journalism hog are over for now. People no longer look to reporters to tell them how they should think, which way they should vote, or what movies they should see. It's sad that people can't progress. The idea that print folks are better/smarter/more clever than everybody else is asinine.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Newsache is obsessed with journalism awards because he never got many when he had a job.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck leading the staff unselfishly? Not like he volunteered. He was assigned video work - with a quota, too. Doesn't he also get PAID?
Newsache "gets" that the Enquirer doesn't have a food section. That it doesn't respect its reporters' work enough to enter it in contests.
Every industry and business has contests. Having contests doesn't mean journalists put themselves or "print" above everyone else. It is a way to identify and celebrate good work.

The people posting comments are idiots who must not read the paper thoroughly. If they did, they would know that Polly Campbell is the food writer - a good one - and has been for the past few years.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding entering contests....one very senior editor once remarked in an editors meeting that the Enquirer didn't need to enter contests because "we don't care what others think about us."

But there is another side. Budget cuts have dribbled down to the contest level.

Regarding food coverage... I must say the Enquirer has the most dumbed-down coverage of lifestyle issues I've ever seen. Polly does do a good job, true. But the braintrust that thinks up the juvenile approach to the newspaper's overall coverage of living in Cincinnati should be ashamed.

I can only conclude that Enquirer editors believe thay are absolutely in tune with their readers .... at least the ones with the IQ of a LaRosa's pizza.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone out there know how much notice was given to Circulation employees when the call center was moved to the Tulsa Center of Excellence?

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just discovered you. Where in the hell have I been? This is brilliant. I've always wondered why this region as a whole seems so ill informed and well, just kind of backwards. The high school newspaper quality of the local paper has at least a little to do with it. Thank you for exposing the stupidity!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Radarman said...

The Enquirer is dead serious about journalism awards. I can't think how many times I have seen the following headline or its equivalent.

"Enquirer sweeps Best of Gannett in Ohio" awards.
Kids and moms coverage cited.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reference to radarman's comment: The Enquirer is the only Gannett metropolitan newspaper in Ohio. How hard could it be to sweep Ohio within Gannett?

And truth be told, there are several small town Gannett papers in Ohio. Often, those paper's work puts the Enquirer to shame. Those small papers have few resources (just like the Enquirer) but they have one thing that the Enquirer lacks: Leadership that inspires teamwork.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as the "Best of Gannett in Ohio" awards. Gannett's internal award, "Best of Gannett," is national/company-wide and there are no geographic divisions.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 8:31:
You missed the sarcasm in that Best of Gannett in Ohio post. LOL. The Enquirer spends more time on the BOG than on other awards. Corporate sucking up. President rings. Bonuses. Promotions. Make your publisher look good.

The BOG awards are a joke. It'd be interesting to see how many of those BOGs went on to win any MAJOR award outside the confines of Gannett.

10:15 PM  

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