BW Wins a Few at Idaho Press Club Awards Banquet


The Idaho Press Club handed out awards May 7, and Boise Weekly walked away with a list of accolades.

Competing against all television, radio and newspaper outlets across the state, Boise Weekly took first place in the Social Media category for the second year running. If you're not following us on Twitter, Facebook or Foursquare, it's nigh time to start. Boise Weekly also took first place across the state and all media in the first-ever Video Series category for our Scenes from a Scene series, which chronicles the local music scene.

Competing against weeklies in the state, Boise Weekly won the following awards:

- First in General Excellence in the Website category for

- First in General Excellence in print, a tie with Idaho Mountain Express

- First in General News Story for George Prentice's story "Promises, Promises"

- First in Watchdog/Investigative Report for Scott Weaver's "Cow Country"

- Second in Watchdog/Investigative Report for Jody May-Chang's "Exporting Homophobia"

- First in Serious Feature Report for George Prentice's "Halfway to Hell"

- Second in Serious Feature Report for Carissa Wolf's story"We've Come a Long Way, Baby - Or Have We?"

- First in Arts and Entertainment Reporting for Tara Morgan's "State of the Art"

- First in Political Reporting for Zach Hagadone's "Curiouser and Curiouser"

- Third in Business Reporting for Zach Hagadone's "Hard Times in the Hinterland"

- First in Environmental Reporting for Deanna Darr's "Predator and Prey"

- BW New Media Czar Josh Gross took second for the Rookie of the Year award