Chris Jones: I'm crushed my Ebert profile isn't a National Magazine Awards finalist

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Chris Jones figured there was a good chance he would win his third National Magazine Award for his Roger Ebert profile in last March's Esquire. When he learned Tuesday he hadn't been nominated, "I first took to Twitter to spit the dummy -- always a wise and prudent course of action -- and then retired to my day bed for an afternoon of dizziness and spells." He adds:

I’m hoping that just maybe today’s rapid-fire bolt through the stages of grief - now I’ve reached anger, surprisingly quickly - will make me a better writer. I’m hoping that those sad, disappointed people are right when they inevitably say that everything happens for a reason.

Jones tweet:

Ah, but I gotta be honest: crushed that my Ebert story didn't get a nod. Legs feel like they're 300 pounds. Fuck.

10:03 AM Apr 5th via web

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Chris Jones

> "The story really struck a chord, and it's all because of Roger"

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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