GeekWire’s Taylor Soper named a New Journalist of the Year

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GeekWire’s Taylor Soper

GeekWire is proud to report that staff writer Taylor Soper has been selected as one of three New Journalists of the Year by the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists — a well-deserved recognition for a key member of our team.

GeekWire readers know Taylor for his constant presence on the site, posting numerous stories a day on deadline, but over the past year he has also proven his ability to step back and go deep on key issues affecting the tech community.

Recent examples include Taylor’s in-depth look at Year Up’s efforts to give low-income young adults careers in the tech industry, and his report on an attempt by Seattle entrepreneurs to use technology to address homelessness.

He has also distinguished himself covering technology angles at Seattle City Hall — breaking the story about the city’s failed Gigabit Squared project, and relentlessly covering the controversy over the city’s ride-sharing rules.

Taylor was recognized as a New Journalist of the Year along with Stephanie Schendel of The Chronicle in Lewis County, Wash.; and Rikki King of The Herald of Everett. (L-R in the photo below.) Also check out the full slate of Western Washington SPJ Gala award winners.

  • http://StartedinSeattle.com/ Stephen Medawar

    Congratulations Taylor! This should be no surprise to the regular GW readers. Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.christopherbudd.com Christopher Budd

    Congrats! That’s great news!

  • Luke Severn

    I used to take a few journalism classes with Taylor when we were both at the UW. Great to see that he’s being recognized for his awesome work. Congrats and keep it up!

  • buzzbruggeman

    Contrats Taylor! A real honor!

  • http://www.puzzazz.com/ Roy Leban

    Congrats, Taylor! And congrats to GeekWire too.

  • http://www.extendedresults.com/ Patrick Husting

    Congrats Taylor!

  • Amy Rolph

    Well deserved — congrats, Taylor!

  • Su Hughes

    The Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists certainly got that right! Well Done Taylor!

  • Taylor Soper

    Thanks everybody for your support. On to the next one!