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:
- General Excellent in Online Journalism (Small) for their New West Network
- 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