A special congratulations to my hometown newspaper, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, Ohio, for winning the 2015 Bronze award for Best Travel Coverage in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation, in the annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.
Judges singled out The Plain Dealer's travel editor Susan Glaser:
"The energetic Susan Glaser writes the cover story or stories and adds a column each week. That gives the Cleveland Plain Dealer section a local brand. Her topics range from Disneyland to small cities in Ohio, and she writes with a sense of authority while still providing easily accessible information. Compilation stories, such as four fall getaways, add variety to the city-specific features. Stories on art exhibits and service pieces round out the section."
Glaser's work also is published on the newspaper's website, Cleveland.com.
A list of the winners, the judges’ comments, and a video of all winners are available on the website of the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.
(Caveats: The writer of this blog, David G. Molyneaux, is president of the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation, which oversees the annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. Molyneaux is not involved in the judging that is done, for payment, by a major university journalism school, which for 2015 was University of Missouri. Molyneaux also was travel editor at The Plain Dealer for 24 years, and Susan Glaser worked with Molyneaux as a travel writer and editor during some of those years.)