“The Gilly” artwork by Lower Manhattanite
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN - TODAY at 11:15 AM Eastern Time, Michael Shaw, clinical psychologist, blogger/writer, visual journalist, and curator of BAGnewsNotes, was awarded the first annual Gilliard Grant of Merit by Group News Blog.
The presentation was made immediately preceding the final keynote speech (Van Jones, with introduction by Mayor Gavin Newsom) at Netroots Nation in the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas.
Presenting The Gilly were five members of GNBs' staff: Jesse Wendel, Publisher; Lower Manhattanite, Chief, National Affairs Desk; Hubris Sonic, Chief, Foreign Affairs Desk; The Littlest Gator, Staff Writer; and Sara Robinson, Managing Editor.
Dr. Shaw was awarded the Gilliard Grant of Merit for Excellence in Journalism and News Blogging.The Gilly artwork was created by Lower Manhattanite.