Last Saturday, the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists awarded their Golden Press Card Awards for work published in 2013. In competition with East Tennessee's daily newspapers, Metro Pulse won the following awards:
Award of Excellence (first place): Cari Wade Gervin for "The War on Teachers 2," her look at the uprising of local educators. The judges said her article was "well done, excellent reporting on an important subject."
Third Place: Jack Neely for "The Walnut Street Dilemma," his report on St. John Cathedral's intent to demolish two buildings downtown.
Third Place: Cari Wade Gervin for "Redrawing the Lines," her report on the Fort Sanders "deal" that would result in more Victorian houses being torn down.
Award of Excellence: Cari Wade Gervin for her Pulp book reviews column.
Judges called her reviews "intelligent and well-written" and said they "make the reader think."
Award of Merit (second place): Matthew Everett for his File Sharing music reviews.
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Award of Merit: Donna Johnson for "Life at the Summit," her personal account of living in Summit Towers.