The Western Washington Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has awarded Ballard writer, Peggy Sturdivant, the second place honor for excellence in journalism for a column in a weekly paper.
For over 20 years the SPJ has awarded writers of the region for great work in journalism. The annual gala was held last Saturday, June 13, at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel.
“It’s great and an honor, and with a various number of my students getting awards and prizes, I will finally have something to share with them,” said Sturdivant.
Unfortunately, Peggy was visiting family on the East Coast the night of the gala and could not attend.
“I wish I could be there because it’s a lonely business. … It would have been really nice to be in a room with fellow journalists for a night.”
Peggy has been writing for the Ballard News-Tribune for almost seven years, but started publishing work online for a blog associated with the Seattle PI back in 2007. Soon she thought that writing about her community in a Ballard newspaper would be more fulfilling. Today Peggy’s column appears every week in the Ballard News-Tribune.More ›