SD Rostra

Rostra Rocks!…at SD Press Club Awards

San Diego Rostra took home first place as the Best Topic Based Blog at Tuesday night’s San Diego Press Club Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony, with our own Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, the Libertarian Lass, raking in a number of awards.

Here are the awards for SD Rostra, the Little Red Contraption…

Websites Category

Daily Newspapers and Websites Category

Daily Newspapers and Websites Category

Of course, we are hugely proud of our first place win as a topic-based blog, but we would be remiss if we didn’t note that Gayle’s first place win as a columnist for SD Rostra was in competition with every San Diego area newspaper and website that has a regular columnist.  Second and third place in the category both went to newspapers with full time paid journalists.

“Many thanks to the judges,” said Gayle as she held her swag, “These awards came just in time. These swell first place plaques will make excellent flotation devices, which should come in handy the next time I’m at the beach,” a joking reference to a recent column not particularly appreciated by local lifeguards.

“I’d be remiss,” she continued, “if I didn’t thank all the dunderheaded elected officials, policy makers and the voting public who offer up a never-ending supply of inspirational, infuriating and endlessly amusing subject matter.”

Gayle also won awards for her work with San Diego Bargain Mama and KCBQ Radio’s The Rick Amato Show.  The Press Club news release reads, “Among multiple award winners … San Diego Rostra.com columnist and KCBQ radio talk host Gayle Lynn Falkenthal received four firsts, one second and one third place, and was the only competitor to win first place for three different media organizations in both online print and traditional broadcast competition.”

It should finally be noted that SD Rostra continues to operate without money, paid writers, or professional marketing, making us even more proud to be recognized by the San Diego Press Club for our efforts.

A huge congratulations to the team at SD Rostra … and especially to Gayle Falkenthal for her big night.  Please join me in providing her hearty kudos!

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Full list of SD Press Club winners.

The Libertarian Lass Column – by Gayle Falkenthal

“Lighten Up, Francis!” – by Gayle Falkenthal

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