Sunday, July 20, 2008

Gilliard Grant Awarded to Michael Shaw at Netroots Nation

Gilliard Grant of Merit. The Gilly.
“The Gilly” artwork by Lower Manhattanite
GNB Exclusive


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.

The Gilliard Grant, named after blogger Steve Gilliard (November 13, 1964 - June 2, 2007), including a monetary award, will be awarded annually.

Dr. Shaw was awarded the Gilliard Grant of Merit for Excellence in Journalism and News Blogging.

The Gilly artwork was created by Lower Manhattanite.

Jesse Wendel
Dr. Shaw