by Kevin Allman
Tonight the Press Club of New Orleans announced its list of nominees for its 51st annual Journalism Awards competition. Gambit received 12 nominations across a variety of categories:
David Winkler-Schmit, "What's in Their Wallets?"
Kevin Allman, "Tim's Place"
David Winkler-Schmit, "Friendly Bacteria"
Alison Fensterstock, "Sissy Rappers"
"Our Feckless Mayor"
"Vitter Should Resign"
Ian McNulty, "Gautreau's"
Greg Peters, "Suspect Device"
"Appetite for Deconstruction"
Britt Benoit, "Label Makers"
Best of New Orleans.com Sports (Alejandro de los Rios and Jonathan Bachman)
Of special note: One of our summer interns, Jessica Williams, was nominated for Best Investigative Story for "WFF Doesn't Pay Enough," an investigation she wrote for the Loyola Maroon while a college student. (She was nominated in the category along with writers from The Times-Picayune and New Orleans CityBusiness.) Very proud of you, Jessica.
For a full list of nominees, check the Press Club site. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony at Harrah's July 18th, hosted by CNN's Kyra Phillips. Lifetime achievement awards will be presented to The Times-Picayune's Walt Philbin and WDSU-TV meteorologist Dan Milham.