NPPA has started announcing the winners of the Best Of Photojournalism 2005. So far, it's the normal suspects: James Nachtwey, Rick Loomis and Carol Guzy. Surprisingly, Ami Vitale hasn't won anything yet. They still need to get to the photo stories though. Stay tuned.
Louis DeLuca won honorable mention in team sports (it should have done better IMHO). I had to skip a paintball game with him on Saturday to cover a funeral. But we'll hope he grabs a few more this week.
Speaking of paintball, another of my teammates has been selected as the director of photography for the DMN. William Snyder was officially named as the DoP according to NPPA. He's a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a good guy. I wish him and the department all the best.
Enough for now,