Sarasota site hits milestone, wins unusual honor

Andrew Van Dam

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Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.

It’s been three months since AHCJ member David Gulliver launched the nonprofit, online Sarasota Health News, and the site’s celebrating its first quarter with an unusual honor in an annual awards issue from Creative Loafing, the local alternative weekly.03cover_forweb

Gulliver’s award? Best Reporter Cojones. Creative Loafing explained the honor thus:

Accustomed to the bureaucracy of a large newsroom, Gulliver now makes all the decisions: deciding which stories to cover, what the site should look like, how best to give readers content he believes in. There are plenty of ex-reporters out there, but there’s only one Sarasota Health News.

Gulliver, who says the award may be one of his favorite honors ever, is in good company. Other awards handed out by the weekly included:

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