Decaturish wins Best Local Blog in Atlanta for its fourth consecutive yearArtwork by Sharna Fulton
For the fourth year in a row, Decaturish was voted Best Local Blog in the Creative Loafing Best of ATL awards for 2017.
Dan Whisenhunt, editor and publisher of Decaturish.com, also won Best Local Journalist for the third year in a row.
“I am once again honored and humbled to be recognized by my readers for my work on Decaturish,” Whisenhunt said. “I couldn’t do this without the support of my beautiful wife, Katrina, and the financial support of our more than paid 400 subscribers and our advertisers. A special thanks goes to Jeff Cochran, our director of ad sales, who works hard to preserve the editorial integrity of our website, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the work of our numerous talented freelancers and my assistant editor, Mary Margaret Stewart, as well as our wonderful columnist Nicki Salcedo. I’d also like to thank my friend Jared van Aalten who continues to advise us and give input on technical issues and who is primarily responsible for our site’s design.
“This is a tough business and even successful websites can fall apart for any number of reasons. I’d like to tell you I’ve cracked the code to creating a successful local news website, but I don’t think our success would be possible without the loyalty of the more than 60,000 people who read us every month. We have the good fortune of doing business in a progressive area with a civic-minded audience that thinks news plays an important role in our democracy. This website is as much a reflection of our audience as it is of my own abilities. Simply put, we couldn’t do it without our readers.”
This year, Decaturish also expanded its coverage to include the city of Tucker.