Alt-Weeklies Fare Well in Colorado SPJ Awards

april 11, 2008  08:39 am
The winners of the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2008 Mark of Excellence awards were announced late last month, and both Boulder Weekly and the Colorado Springs Independent went home winners, AAN News has learned. The Indy won 13 awards total, including six first-place finishes -- in A&E Reporting, Education Reporting, Food and Beverage, Legal Affairs Reporting Personal Columns, and Political Reporting. Boulder Weekly won a total of four awards, including one first-place finish in the Science/Environment/Ag/Medical reporting category. In addition, Indy contributing editor Cara DeGette placed first in the blog category for her writing on, the Denver-based website she helped launch in 2006.