Six Alt-Weekly Stories Named IRE Finalists
april 11, 2011 09:06 am
Stories from five AAN-member papers and one series that ran in several papers have been named finalists in this year's Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) journalism contest.
The Long Island Press
, Phoenix New Times
, Seattle Weekly
and the Village Voice
accounted for all four finalists in the "local circulation weeklies" category. The winner in that category was an investigative report into New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's off-shore tax havens by the New York Observer
Elsewhere in the contest, LA Weekly
was a finalist for the prestigious Tom Renner Award, which focuses on coverage of organized crime or other criminal acts.
And former North Bay Boheman
staffer Peter Byrne was a finalist in the partnership/collaboration category for a Spot.Us-affiliated series on the University of California Regents that ran in the Bohemian
, the Sacramento News & Review
and Santa Cruz Weekly
, among other non-AAN papers.
For a full list of winners and finalists, click here