Posted by: John A. Byrne on February 13
On this Valentine’s Day, we’re sending out a small but special gift to 100 people who have made what we consider substantial contributions to BusinessWeek community conversations. The gift: an “I Got In Your Face at BusinessWeek.com” t-shirt. In an earlier blog post, we asked for your help in picking out the design. (In the photo above, you’ll see the t-shirt (from left to right) on staff writer Moira Herbst, online community intern Greg Spielberg, community editor Shirley Brady, myself, and BW.com managing editor Martin Keohan.)
Most of the winning readers have weighed in with thoughtful opinions and ideas on stories published online. What they’ve done is help extend and expand on the journalism we do so that something bigger and more meaningful occurs on our site. This is why I believe that today’s journalism is essentially an intellectual campfire around which you gather people (our readers and our writers and editors) to create the conversations that give life and importance to our work.
This list of the top 100 reader-contributors was put together by our editors and writers and largely feature readers who have been highlighted in our In Your Face module last year. You can see all of the readers who contributed to In Your Face here. So congrats to everyone who has helped us make BusinessWeek a truly engaged community around substantive journalism. The t-shirts are in the mail.
Our picks for the 100 t-shirt winners, led by our top 12:
Hugo van Randwyck
Sally in Chicago
Frank H. Storey
Kasthuri N. Ravilla
Prof. M.P. Ranjan
Rob in Madrid
Wai L. Chui
Ever feel journalists are missing the story? "What’s Your Story Idea?" gives you the chance to have a direct impact on BusinessWeek.com’s coverage. Editor-in-Chief John A. Byrne, with an assist from community editor Shirley Brady, will review your pitches and assign at least one per week to a BusinessWeek journalist. When it goes live, you'll get the credit. To submit your story idea, simply post a comment to this blog entry – No PR pitches, please!