My Ballard wins national journalism award

We’re excited to announce that My Ballard has just won an Online Journalism Award for community collaboration, edging out the LA Times and Miami Herald. This is an incredible and surprising honor, and the accolades go to you, our Ballard neighbors who have made this site a special place.

We’ve said from the beginning that My Ballard and the rest of the Next Door Media sites are powered by the neighborhood, not by us. While many journalists over the years have found that idea to be inferior to traditional news coverage, tonight My Ballard was applauded by a packed ballroom of journalists who recognize a new kind of community-powered news that gives the neighborhood a voice. And we have you to thank for your contributions and support.

We’d also like to thank the editors of our other Next Door Media sites: Doree Armstrong and Dale Steinke at PhinneyWood.com, John and Loree Schoonover at MagnoliaVoice.com, Thea Chard at QueenAnneView.com and Heidi Eng of FremontUniverse.com. And finally, we’d like to also thank Tracy Record and Patrick Sand at the West Seattle Blog for the inspiration to create My Ballard. They were the first in the country to create a true community-powered news site, and they deserve more credit than us.


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seattlemedic7
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seattlemedic7

I would like to thank silver for all she does too!!!!

mygreenlake
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mygreenlake

Congrats! – amy+madi

Kav
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Kav

Congrats guys! No wonder I follow you guys on twitter :)

BTown
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BTown

Do all the people that send in their photo's and FYI's get credit too. :D What was the criteria?

Andrew Reichel
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Sweet! Congrats!

Big fan of this blog….I like knowin' what's goin' on around Ballard!

Bernie
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Bernie

Way to Go! I always check this blog first for Ballard news, and you always have info before anyone else. Definitely a deserved award. Congrats!

Fauxnothing
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Fauxnothing

MyBallard is an extremely valuable addition to the Ballard community. Congratulations on winning this important award.

Mike G
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Mike G

Huge congrats! I know I have become dependent on the updates on a daily basis. Great job.

RudyT
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RudyT

Congrats Geeky Swedes! I for one really appreciate the effort you put into the site. Thanks!

eric
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eric

good job, Ballard!

shanedillon
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shanedillon

Fantastic!

Idle activist
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Idle activist

So when can we expect profit sharing?

Idle activist
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Idle activist

So when can we expect profit sharing?

Silver
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Sometime after a profit occurs? ;-)

NoraBell
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NoraBell

No less than you deserve, Geeky Swedes! Congrats!
And I'd like to second that, Seattle Medic. Silver and her scanner (plus your additional updates, Medic) make sure that, just this once, I know what the heck is going on.

megannoel
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megannoel

congratulations!!

SPG
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SPG

Like they say, do it well and the accolades will follow.
Well done.
My sincerest congratulations on this well deserved honor.

LMcGuff
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LMcGuff

Here's another congratulations. From detailed coverage of community meetings, to being an organizing point for events like Woof Da, Ballard Blog is a great thing. Yeah!

TheBagleys
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TheBagleys

Way to go you Geeky Swedes! Thanks for keeping us informed and for helping to build the communication in our neighborhood!

HeardOnthe44
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HeardOnthe44

This is awesome ! A lot of good information to be found here on My Ballard.
Extremely helpful and the first place I go when seeking information.
Congratulations Geeky Swedes !

Sunrise/Sunset
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Sunrise/Sunset

Congratulations and best regards to GeekySwedes and the MyBallard webmasters. Thanks to all the contributors and community members for their comments and up-to-the-minute news. The first place to go for accurate information.

ICU_RN
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ICU_RN

As a newcomer to this state, city and neighborhood, MyBallard is a connection to my newly adopted community. This is where I go to find information and entertainment. It’s where I go to see what my neighbors are thinking and oftentimes get a good laugh. Thanks GeekySwedes, and to everyone who participates here. Whether you’re Old Ballard or New Ballard, you’ve made me feel welcomed and a part of something great.

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congrats we're lucky to have you!

6_11_000
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6_11_000

Congrats, Geeky Swedes and everyone who contributes news and photos. I know I can find whatever info I want on myballard. I feel so blessed to have such a fabulous neighborhood tool to use. By the way, all the Next Door Media sites are so well designed and easy to navigate. I love this because so many other neighborhood blogs are either so visually unorganized that you don't know where to start looking for your info….or they are visually boring. It's not only the content that matters….my ballard is such a clean, attractive and visually stimulating site. Thank you, all!

Sig
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Sig

Great achievement! I'm so proud of both of you Geeky Swedes! Ballard deserves the recognition.