May 9, 2006
The BAG congratulates The Huffington Post as winner of The ’06 Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Political Blog. In less than a year, HuffPo has burst out of the gate, done almost everything right, and has had a substantial impact in the political and new media sphere.
Of course, I’m proud to have been a finalist alongside Arianna, and I am now even more proud of my regular feature — “Reading The Pictures” — on the Huffington Post blog.
If you’ll indulge me, its been quite a ride the past month or so. I’m completely indebted to family and friends, and especially to The BAG readership — a thoughtful, insightful and growing community which has been thoroughly supportive of, and completely intrinsic to this mission.
You and I have also come a long way in a short time. Many people in media, government, advocacy and academia are tracking The BAG. As a collective, we are having a definite impact on the appreciation, understanding and even use of political images. Accolades are nice, but that’s what I call really winning.