Excellence in News/Feature

Judge Christina Bradford of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and former managing editor of The Detroit News, says Barnes and Massey’s polling, reporting and research is “an ambitious exploration of the quality of life for gay men and lesbians in Austin. What makes this series so effective is that it shows Austin readers that gay people are looking for the same things in the community that everyone else is. The profiles of people from all walks of life are great reading.”

Honorable mentions in this category were also made to:

  • Marty Levine, “Split Decisions,” Pittsburgh Weekly.
  • Lisa Gray, “XX Marks the Spot,” Houston Press.
  • Barbara Walsh, “Gay Teen Lands in Loving Arms,” Maine Sunday Telegram.