Boston Globe’s “Big Picture” Wins Punch Award

The Punch award is an internal New York Times award for journalism. This is the first (but, I’m sure, not the last) time the journalism award has been won by a software developer (Alan Taylor). This sounds like a tipping point to me, or at the very least a data point that points to a tipping point. If that makes sense.

Anyway, importantly, as this piece in The Awl points out, The Big Picture was not developed by some corporate brain trust. It was done by Alan in his off hours, on his own initiative.

If you haven’t seen The Big Picture, it’s the shiz. It’s often ripped-off verbatim by other online publications (I’m talking to you, British tabs). But it’s an original. And it’s terrific. Well deserved.