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Green (Eyeshade) with envy


Or, Awards you’ve never heard of for a site you sometimes read

Green Eyeshade Awards We’re pleased to announce that Wade on Birmingham is a finalist for the 58th annual Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards, specifically in the Humorous Commentary category in the Online Division.

The annual competition, held by the Society of Professional Journalists, includes entries from 11 states across the Southeast.

The articles selected were “Wade’s 101: Nick Saban’s To-Do List” and “The Other Crucial Vote.” (See, mocking football coaches and daily newspapers can pay off …) (Though we’re not 100 percent sure if we picked these entries or other articles. Oh, well.)

Competing in the same category is columnist Brian Hicks of the (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier. He has written four books and won numerous South Carolina Press Association Awards, including 1998’s Journalist of the Year. (One time in high school, we won honorable mention in a drag queen contest.)

Birmingham’s only other finalist, WBHM (90.3 FM), earned a spot in the Public Affairs Reporting category in the Radio Division for its “Searching for Safetown” series.

Organizers will announce the winners in June.


4 Yips for “Green (Eyeshade) with envy”

  1. Ike
    Thursday, May 1, 2008, 2:33 pm

    Congratulations, Wade!

    Green Eyeshade was always in the “Most Prestigious to have such a strange name for an award” category. It means nothing to those who have never heard of it.

    So… if you’re reading this and wondering if Wade is making a big deal out of nothing, he’s not. It’s a big deal.

  2. Wade
    Friday, May 2, 2008, 7:55 am


    I make a big deal outta everything. It’s what I do.

  3. Kim
    Monday, May 5, 2008, 3:16 am

    Congrats, Wade! You deserve it.

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