The 2013 winners of the Studs Terkel Community Media Award were announced this morning by the Community Media Workshop. They are:
• Megan Cottrell, a reporter/blogger for the Chicago Reporter
• Fernando Diaz, manager editor of Hoy Chicago
• Dave Hoekstra, a reporter for the Sun-Times
The Terkel awards, launched in 1994, “honor outstanding media professionals for excellence in covering and reflecting Chicago’s diverse communities.” And as that sounds stuffy, the CMW website also puts it this way:
We honor journalists who go the extra mile to report news “from the people who made Chicago, news that’s bottom up rather than up, down,” as Studs said at our 2007 awards event. “That’s what this is all about.”
The Terkels will be given out on March 14.