Tuesday was a big day at Truthdig HQ, what with the news that our own Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer has won the Society of Professional Journalists’ prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award in the Online Column Writing (Independent) category and word of Truthdig’s nomination for the 2012 Webby Award in Politics.

Here’s a link to the Webby page featuring a group of competitors among which we’re honored to be included: NPR Politics, Politico, FactCheck.org and OpenSecrets.org. Readers can check out Scheer’s winning lineup of columns about the Great Recession at the SPJ site here. Bravo, Bob!

SPJ.org:

Dating back to 1932, the awards originally honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the Society granted the first Distinguished Service Awards. The honors later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

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