Hazlehurst claims seven SPJ awards

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Colorado Springs Business Journal staff writer John Hazlehurst has won seven reporting awards, including the Palmer Hoyt or “Reporter of the Year” award, from the Colorado Society of Professional Jounralists’ “Top of the Rockies” annual contest.

The contest included more than 500 entries from publications in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah.

In a competitive division that included daily and weekly publications with circulation of 10,000 or less, Hazlehurst won first place in personal columns and editorial writing, second place in business investigative/enterprise reporting, and honorable mentions in personal columns, political reporting/feature , and business reporting/feature.

He was also recognized for:

First place:
“There goes the neighborhood” et al.

Honorable mention:
“Perhaps it’s best”

First place:
“At Issue”

Political reporting
Honorable mention:
“Inaugural collectibles”

Business feature
Honorable mention:
“Real? Fake?”

Business enterprise
Second place:
“It the pension fund safe?”

7 Responses to Hazlehurst claims seven SPJ awards

  1. SPJ? That’s PDG! Congratulations John.

    Rosanne Gain
    April 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm

  2. Congratulations, John, on the well-deserved honors. Hope the new editor over there recognizes and rewards your talents. You’re no Dave Philipps or anything, but you’re worth reading most of the time.

    Don’t let it go to your head,


    Sean Paige
    April 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm

  3. Congrats, John. I always read your columns first.

    Melissa Walker
    April 12, 2010 at 6:15 pm

  4. John has always been an out of the box thinker and a splendid writer , always with wit, laser like focus and balance, I would like to have links to the work. I have only known him for 56 years and our conversations never lose a beat. It seems as if he was shorted somewhat on awards.luisita is TC – San Francisco

    timothy collins
    April 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm

  5. Hey John —

    Congratulations ! Pretty impressive for an old guy still figuring what he wants to be when he grows up and lets hope we never do!

    Rick Wehner
    April 13, 2010 at 6:07 am

  6. Well done John. Sometimes your article is the only one I read–won’t miss it. Congrats!

    Julia Gallucci
    April 14, 2010 at 10:15 am

  7. Thanks, everybody! And Rick, I still intend to have an actual, like, career! Just give me a while to decide, ok?

    John Hazlehurst
    April 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm