Los Angeles Times travel blogger Jen Leo has collected some of the story links to the winning entries from the 2008 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. Winner Catharine Hamm, L.A. Times Travel editor, described the awards as “our Pulitzer.”
You'll find some great reads, from the Boston Globe's revealing article about Alice Brock, of "Alice's Restaurant" fame in the 1966 Arlo Guthrie anti-war song, to an investigative story on "The Long Trail to Jail" in Backpacker Magazine.
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The Lowell Thomas contest awards nearly $20,000 annually to North American journalists, overseen by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. Contributions to the non-profit Foundation's endowment fund for the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition are welcome at the Web site or contact administrator Mary Lu Abbott, MaryLuA@satwf.com.
Transparency note: David Molyneaux is president of the SATW Foundation.