The individual has achieved standards of excellence in the creation of an Alberta magazine or magazines, demonstrating that they: fulfill the stated mandate or vision of the magazine through editorial content that is engaging and relevant to its target audience; and maintain high standards of editorial quality throughout the magazine.
The individual also demonstrates strong qualities of resourcefulness, collaboration and vision, as demonstrated by the nominee’s ability to: bring out excellence in writers; maximize economic and people resources in the creation of superior content; and engage stakeholders in venues beyond the magazine in ways that strengthen the magazine’s brand and sustainability.
As the creator, publisher and editor of The Sprawl, Jeremy Klaszus has been heralded for his bravery in forging his own path. With The Sprawl, he’s developed a reader-supported local news outlet to prioritize the kinds of in-depth stories that he felt, as both a journalist and reader, were missing from traditional publications. While Klaszus’ vision as a publisher is something to celebrate, his strength as an editor is the magic ingredient in The Sprawl’s success.