In a sign of the times, the April 27 Associated Press News Executives Council awards banquet at Disneyland's Paradise Pier Hotel has been canceled. This move follows cancellation of the affiliated California Society of Newspaper Editors conference.
"These are challenging times in the newspaper industry and travel budgets have been significantly reduced, leading to a low number of commitments for both events," said an advisory issued by the AP to its member newspapers.
While the banquet and conference have been cancelled, the winners have been selected (here's a list). Prize money and awards will go out to the winners via Federal Express.