Reading The Pictures is dedicated to the analysis of news photos and media images.
May 9, 2006


The BAG congratulates The Huffington Post as winner of The ’06 Webby Award and Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Political Blog.  In less than a year, HuffPo has burst out of the gate, done almost everything right, and has had a substantial impact in the political and new media sphere.

Of course, I’m proud to have been a finalist alongside Arianna, and I am now even more proud of my regular feature — “Reading The Pictures” — on the Huffington Post blog.

If you’ll indulge me, its been quite a ride the past month or so.  I’m completely indebted to family and friends, and especially to The BAG readership — a thoughtful, insightful and growing community which has been thoroughly supportive of, and completely intrinsic to this mission.

You and I have also come a long way in a short time.  Many people in media, government, advocacy and academia are tracking The BAG.  As a collective, we are having a definite impact on the appreciation, understanding and even use of political images.  Accolades are nice, but that’s what I call really winning.

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