I’ve been derelict in my horn-tootling duties for not mentioning that Jerome has been nominated for a Lone Star Award from the Houston Press Club. His two-part series on arts funding (Part I here; part II here) gets a nod for opinion writing in the Internet Based News category. He’s up against Sean Pendergast from the Houston Press and John David Powell of Men’s Daily News.
Jerome’s pieces began as a review of David A. Smith’s book Money for Art. Coincidentally, I heard from David today. Among his other duties (senior lecturer at Baylor University, on the board of the Waco Cultural Arts Festival) he’s begun writing a weekly arts column for the Waco Tribune.
All told, KERA is up for 7 Lone Star awards, including radio journalist of the year (go Shelley Kofler!).