We have big news here at AY Media Group. The editorial staff for our publications AY About You and Arkansas Money & Politics has been recognized as finalists for the coveted Diamond Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
A panel of judges has chosen the finalists, and the list is impressive. Competing among all print media in Arkansas and surrounding states, our own editor Dustin Jayroe and editor-at-large Lisa Fischer have been named finalists representing AY; contributor Dwain Hebda also for AY, and AMP editor Mark Carter along with online editor Tyler Hale have been named finalists for their work in Arkansas Money & Politics. The accolades don’t end there. Our outstanding production manager and graphic designer Rebecca Robertson is a finalist for magazine design.
We aren’t surprised by this attention. We always say that we have the best team here, and this proves it. The awards will be handed out through a virtual event next week. We are proud either way, but it sure will be a fun margarita party to host if they win.
Heather Baker, AY Media Group Publisher