Editor Dion Haynes and Kathy Orton have done a terrific job transforming the section from a broadsheet to a tabloid, introducing a host of new features while building an admirable Web audience.
Here’s how the judges summed it up: “This section is a nice mix of content, including hard news, practical advice and fun features. There is a lot of information laid out attractively with good photographs. Someone new to Washington or even a long-time resident will find many surprises here.”
In addition to the section at large, Washington Post Writer Group’s Kenneth Harney picked up the president’s bronze award for best freelance collection and he claimed a bronze for best column. He also won an honorable mention for best collection of work by an individual. Freelance writer Katherine Salant also won honorable mention for best column.
Please join me in congratulating Dion and his team.