I AM ROYCE WHITE
I've been dealing, mostly in secret, with a mixture of generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder for nearly 10 years now (and probably even longer than that).
Longform journalism lives! In this age of mini-bites of news and short attention spans, there is still room for the journalistic endeavor that explores a topic in detail. The American Society of Journalists and Authors was founded in 1948 as a professional organization for independent non-fiction writers. They boast a membership of over 1,300 freelance writers and every year they recognize outstanding achievements in non-fiction writing across an array of categories. In 2014, media organizations like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, Slate.com and others were all honored with wins or honorable mentions.
But only SB Nation and The Washingtonian Magazine received wins in two separate categories.
In the category First Person or Dramatic Narrative, SB Nation's Scott Neumyer was honored for his first-hand account of living with anxiety disorder.
In the category of Profiles, John Rosengren was the winner for his account of the life of NFL prospect Ra'Shede Hageman.
SB Nation would like to thank the American Society of Journalists and Authors for their recognition of these two outstanding articles and writers. We'd also like to add our congratulations to Scott and John, they represent everything we are working to accomplish with the Longform series of articles.
And finally, congrats to the whole team at SB Nation Longform, the editors, the copy writers, and the developers who create such an outstanding technical platform that allows writers to create works of art.