Batten winner!

Written by Adrian Holovaty on September 13, 2005

Today, won Grand Prize in the Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.

I'm very excited, because it means I'll have more resources to add features to the site -- and to create more sites serving the people of Chicago.

I'd hoped to have launched my sequel to in time for the Batten Awards today, but it's not done yet. Soon.


Posted by Levi on September 13, 2005, at 12:21 p.m.:

Congrats, Adrian! Our web designer here (who's also an MU grad) told us when she got a listserv message about it. I certainly think you more than deserved the award.

Posted by Daniel X. O'Neil on September 13, 2005, at 3:22 p.m.:

Way to go, Adrian!

Posted by Chris McAvoy on September 13, 2005, at 3:42 p.m.:

That's really great news...congratulations!

Posted by Adam Haus on September 13, 2005, at 4:39 p.m.:

Congratulations on the prize, Adrian! Glad it comes with some cash that you can use for your projects.

Posted by Wilson on September 13, 2005, at 4:42 p.m.:

Congratulations on a well-deserved prize. You couldn't have done it without you!

Posted by Lisa on September 14, 2005, at 4:07 a.m.:

Congratulations! is a great tool and very user friendly.

Posted by Ralph Gage on September 14, 2005, at 10:41 p.m.:

Congratulations! Let us know when and where you're buying the drinks!

Posted by Jason Huggins on September 15, 2005, at 7:18 p.m.:

Awesome! Who said crime doesn't pay? :-)

Posted by Dave Moreman on September 17, 2005, at 3:24 p.m.:

Nice one m8 :o)

Posted by Jason Salas on September 21, 2005, at 12:22 p.m.:

Outstanding! Really happy for you for doing some truly innovative work!

Posted by Eric Kaiser on October 4, 2005, at 4:27 p.m.:

Congratulations Adrian. A well deserved award. I look forward to when you can offer this web app to newspapers (hint, hint) ;+)

Posted by Adrian on October 4, 2005, at 4:32 p.m.:

Hey Eric: It is indeed available to newspapers! Wilson and I have decided on a standard pricing and are starting to work with clients to set up their sites. Shoot me an e-mail if you're interested.

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