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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ken is so Sexies

Sexies_3 Congratulations to Seven Days staff writer Ken Picard on his Sexies Award!

The Sex-Positive Journalism Awards (Sexies for short) were created to recognize journalists who are "helping to improve the quality of dialogue around sex and create a more well-informed reading public."

Ken took second place in the "News" category for his article, "Just Say Know" — a piece about the sex-positive sex education curriculum called "Our Whole Lives" being taught to young adults at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington.

The Sexies' impressive list of judges included Dan Savage and Carol Queen, PhD. Here's what they had to say about Ken's submission: "Reports on an important story carefully, showing the national context of a local story along with the local issues. Skillful writing about an inflammatory issue."

You can read other winning submissions here. I highly recommend reading "Naughty Nursing Homes," by Daniel Engber of Slate.

Ken's reaction to his first Sexies Award? "I wonder what the plaques are shaped like?"

Good question...

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