Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Did the Fresno Bee slight one of its own reporters?

E. J. Schultz from the Fresno Bee won a top honor for overall statehouse coverage by Capitol Beat.

The 2009 Capitol Beat awards were handed out August 22nd at the organization’s conference in Indianapolis. Newspapers from across the country were represented.

A big deal for statehouse reporters.

You'd think the Schultz' employer, the Fresno Bee, would give him some props, right?

Didn't really happen. The Bee stuck a little item on Schultz' award in an out-of-the-way spot, the "Local Briefs" section. The blurb was placed just under a summary of a consultant's report on meat rendering, and just above info on an upcoming retirement dinner for Visalia's police chief.

The little blurb didn't even include a link to Schultz' winning report.

(I'll give you the link even if the Bee won't: here is Schultz' winning piece: Longtime political feud plays key role in Valley race.)

If you want to see the full list of winners, click here.
FYI, some other winners have already gotten recognition from their employer.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think the Bee's props to Schultz were equal to the award.


Anonymous said... he gets a pink slip for that...You can't have a McClatchy reporter go around reporting award winning stuff...It's not the McClatchy way!

Anonymous said...

That stuff used to go in the bottom corner of the B section when it was local. Now that they put local on the front page, it can't go there since it's not that big of a deal. Or maybe he's fallen out of favor with cowwgirl Lumbye and clueless Robinson?