The National Gay & Lesbian Journalists Association has named Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner its 2014 Journalist Of The Year. Via Politico:
Geidner, the site’s legal editor, has turned LGBT issues into a full-time beat at BuzzFeed, and wrote several features on the history of the marriage equality movement, including profiles of Edith Windsor and Mary Bonauto. “We’re so proud of this well-deserved recognition for Chris’s work, and of the blend of hardcore beat reporting and high-altitude features that showed how marriage could and should be a frontline beat and one of the most important stories of the decade,” Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s editor in chief, said.
We send our hearty congratulations to Chris, whose work is excerpted here on JMG at least once a week and sometimes far more often. The full list of this year’s NGLJA honorees is here.