Does the Online News Association understand online news?

The finalist list for the Online Journalism Awards confirms my suspicion that Online News Association’s idea of a small site (fewer than half a million unique visitors a month) is way too high.
Belo, the Orange County Register, Congressional Quarterly, Ventura County Star, PBS, WBUR, and the Fresno Bee are all nominees in the small site category.
Coastsider serves a community of 30,000 souls. I will never have the resources to compete the smallest of the organizations. I’m stunned that the Online Journalism Association so strongly favors corporate journalism, whether for profit or not. They’re completely missing the revolution.