How I Got That Story

how i got that story In the 2008 "How I Got That Story" series, Academy for Alternative Journalism fellows reveal the processes of the writers and editors who won first-place AltWeekly Awards.

Each week, two new interviews will be added to this page. These interviews will also appear in Best AltWeekly Writing and Design 2008.

Arts Criticism (circulation 55,000 and over)
How I Got That Story: Jeffry Cudlin
Interviewed by Rich Knight

Arts Criticism (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: Adam Sobsey
Interviewed by Rich Knight

Arts Feature (circulation 55,000 and over)
How I Got That Story: Malcolm Gay
Interviewed by Corina Knoll

Arts Feature (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: David Koon
Interviewed by Corina Knoll

Blog (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: Tracy Moore and Matt Sullivan
Interviewed by Rich Knight

Column (circulation 55,000 and over)
How I Got That Story: Gustavo Arellano
Interviewed by Elena Brown

Column (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: Zane Fischer
Interviewed by Elena Brown

Feature (circulation 55,000 and over)
How I Got That Story: Megan Feldman
Interviewed by St. John Barned-Smith

Feature (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: Donna Ladd
Interviewed by St. John Barned-Smith

Food Writing (circulation 55,000 and over)
How I Got That Story: Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Interviewed by Angelica Herrera

Food Writing (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: Suzanne Podhaizer
Interviewed by Ling Ma

Investigative Reporting (circulation 55,000 and over)
How I Got That Story: Jeffrey Anderson
Interviewed by Sam Stoker

Investigative Reporting (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: Nate Blakeslee
Interviewed by Sam Stoker

Media Reporting/Criticism (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: Nick Welsh
Interviewed by Tess Martinez

Music Criticism (circulation 55,000 and over)
How I Got That Story: Rob Harvilla
Interviewed by Ling Ma

Music Criticism (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: Gilbert Garcia
Interviewed by Ling Ma

News Story -- Long Form (circulation 55,000 and over)
How I Got That Story: Alan Prendergast
Interviewed by Angelica Herrera

News Story -- Long Form (circulation under 55,000)
How I Got That Story: Jake Bernstein
Interviewed by Angelica Herrera

News Story -- Short Form (circulation 55,000 and over)
How I Got That Story: Gus Garcia-Roberts
Interviewed by Phillip Bailey

Click here to see the 2005 "How I Got That Story" series.

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