Blogger Wins Award, Vindication

Talking Points Memo founder captures Polk Award
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Feb 25, 2008 1:00 PM CST

(Newser) – The blogosphere is rejoicing in the news that “local boy” Joshua Micah Marshall garnered a George Polk Award for legal reporting. Marshall's Talking Points Memo blog is the first Internet-only operation to win the award, and many bloggers see that as validation, reports the New York Times. Marshall won for coverage of the US attorney firings scandal.

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And in another vindication, the Justice Department restored Marshall to a mailing list for credentialed journalists, which it removed him from last year. Still, Marshall isn’t a stereotypical blogger. He operates a newsroom in New York with hired reporters, and over the last 7 years has slowly grown his readership and advertising to create a successful business. (Read more Joshua Micah Marshall stories.)

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