It's a Dishonor Just to be Nominated

You’ve got to be kidding me:

WASHINGTON, June 9 /U.S. Newswire/ — Journalists who risked jail in the United States-and their lives and livelihoods in Ukraine-were among the top recipients of this year’s 32nd annual National Press Club journalism awards.

The 32 winners were selected from an outstanding collection of entries in categories ranging from freedom of the press to environmental reporting to humor writing.

“The National Press Club honors the superb work of some of the best journalists in the world,” said National Press Club President Rick Dunham. “The judges were impressed with work that was insightful and compelling on subjects ranging from the power of Washington lobbyists to the failures of assisted living caregivers.”

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— National Press Club Online Journalism Award, distinguished online contribution: Diana K. Sugg, The Baltimore Sun; Honorable Mention, Steve Lovelady & Staff,; Harriet Ryan & Staff, [emphasis added]

What were they thinking?