Just found out that my Oklahoman feature on John Fullbright took second place at this year’s Oklahoma SPJ competition in the “Entertainment Feature” category. Pretty cool.
The judges’ feedback, as relayed to me by SPJ president Jaclyn Cosgrove:
This entertainment feature is exceptional in its capacity to draw the reader into a depth [...]
Stardeath is actually the first band I ever interviewed, eight years ago, at the request of the publicity company where I spent my post-college internship.
We’ve both gotten better since then.