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Each year for the past 25 years, the Society of American Travel Writers has sponsored the premier competition in travel journalism.

AFTER AWARDING MATADOR A “LOWELL THOMAS” in 2010, the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation has once again awarded Matador the Silver for Travel Journalism Sites.

The Foundation notes that these awards are like the “Pulitzer Prizes for travel journalism.” They are:

  • open to all North American journalists, not just SATW members, and
  • judged independently by the faculty at top U.S. schools of journalism

I look forward to reading the judges’ comments soon. In the meantime I wanted to thank the faculty at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication (who served as judges in this year’s competition) for recognizing our editorial vision and community of writers, photographers, and filmmakers.

I also wanted to congratulate the rest of the 2011 Lowell Thomas award-winners. This is big-time recognition for those of us working in travel journalism. Stoke.



About The Author

David Miller

David Miller is Senior Editor of Matador (winner of 2010 and 2011 Lowell Thomas awards for travel journalism) and Director of Curricula at MatadorU. Follow him @dahveed_miller.

  • Scott

    Well deserved.  Congratulations

    • david miller

      thanks scott.

  • Jeff Dobbins


    • david miller

      thanks jeff.

  • angelica

    yei! congratulations guys. hard work earning its rewards. looking forward to see what else you bring our way

    • david miller

      appreciate it angelica.

  • Greg Vaughn

    Congrats to all the Matador people. This is a major accomplishment, especially getting the award two years in a row.

    • david miller

      thanks greg. we’re all pretty stoked.

  • Michael / South Bay Foodies

    Congrats!  This just adds to the list of things that set Matador apart from the rest of the pack.  Great job.

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