2005 Online Journalism Awards – New West Network

I don’t usually pay much attention to Online Journalism Awards (and such things) but I’m proud of Jonathan Weber (co-founder and editor in chief of The Industry Standard) and his team at New West Network who just picked up two awards this weekend:

  1. General Excellent in Online Journalism (Small) for their New West Network
  2. Enterprise Journalism (Small)  for their incredible article on Sex, Money, and Meth Addiction in Kalispell, MT

I’m an angel investor in New West Network – it’s a small media deal (not a VC-oriented deal) – but Jonathan has created something that’s editorially relevant, becoming very popular, and has a unique approach to media in the “new west” with coverage in Missoula, Boulder, Salt Lake City, Boise, Albuquerque / Santa Fe, Northern Idaho, Aspen, Durango, Bozeman, and Columbia Gorge.  If you live in, visit, or care about any of these cities, I recommend you subscribe (and it’s easy via RSS).

Congrats Jonathan and team