AAN News

Three Alt-Weekly Writers Are Livingston Finalistsnew

Among the finalists are Sarah Fenske for her work that appeared in Phoenix New Times, former Riverfront Times writer Kristen Hinman, and SF Weekly staff writer Peter Jamison.
The Livingston Awards  |  05-02-2011  4:11 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Oklahoma Gazette Picks Up Sixteen SPJ Awardsnew

The Oklahoma Gazette won sixteen awards at the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists annual awards banquet this weekend, taking top honors in eight categories.
Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists  |  05-02-2011  3:10 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Eight Alt-Weeklies Honored in CNPA Awardsnew

San Francisco Bay Guardian picked up the coveted General Excellence award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Palo Alto Weekly led all alt-weeklies with ten awards.
California Newspaper Publishers Association  |  04-22-2011  5:31 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Boulder Weekly Editor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from Regional SPJnew

Boulder Weekly editor Pamela White has received one of the top honors given by the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), a lifetime achievement award called "Keeper of the Flame."
Boulder Weekly  |  04-21-2011  3:01 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Five AAN Members Pick Up Regional SPJ Awards

Five alt-weeklies were among the recent winners of The Society of Professional Journalists 2011 Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism Awards, covering Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-20-2011  7:51 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Long Island Press 'Dominated' 2010 New York Press Association Awards

The Long Island Press brought home a total of 23 awards at the New York Press Association (NYPA)'s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest when winners were announced last weekend. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-13-2011  9:11 am  |  Honors & Achievements

The Coast Nominated for Three Atlantic Journalism Awardsnew

Halifax alt-weekly The Coast is nominated for three Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) this year, "showing that it punches above its tiny weight," as news editor Tim Bousquet writes. Winners of the contest, which honors "journalistic excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada," will be announced on May 7.
The Coast  |  04-13-2011  8:48 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Six Alt-Weekly Stories Named IRE Finalists

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. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-11-2011  9:06 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Best Disclosure Ever? Baltimore City Paper Reporter Bought Pot From Story Subjectnew

Baltimore City Paper reporter Van Smith's article on a local record store owner who pleaded guilty to "possession with intent to distribute cocaine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone," included a disclosure that the author had previously purchased marijuana from the store.
Romenesko  |  03-29-2011  5:18 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Time Says 'Boston to Austin' Act Rocked SXSWnew

Time.com's list of 'Ten Acts That Rocked South by Southwest' includes Boston band Mystery Roar, which performed at the Boston to Austin party thrown by the Weekly Dig.
Time.com  |  03-24-2011  5:34 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Village Voice Media Immigration Coverage Garners Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalismnew

Village Voice Media has earned the 2010 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for its series, "Amongst U.S.," a group project of twenty stories that appeared across VVM's fourteen publications last year.
The Aronson Awards  |  03-22-2011  5:14 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Several Alt-Weekly Writers Are James Beard Finalistsnew

Alt-Weekly writers are well-represented in the list of finalists for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards. Winners will be announced on May 6.
James Beard Foundation  |  03-21-2011  5:25 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Tsunami-Inspired Cover Evolves Into Benefit Art Show for Japannew

Portland Mercury art director Justin "Scrappers" Morrison is organizing a benefit show with local artists to raise money for Surfrider Foundation Japan.
The Portland Mercury  |  03-18-2011  4:28 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Fort Worth Weekly Wins Environmental Reporting Awardnew

The Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter has named Fort Worth Weekly as the recipient of its annual Environmental Reporting Award for its coverage of the environmental effects of gas drilling.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  03-09-2011  4:54 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Charleston City Paper & Columbia Free Times Snag S.C. Press Awardsnew

Charleston City Paper and Columbia Free Times picked up several awards at the South Carolina Press Association Awards over the weekend.
The Republic  |  03-07-2011  11:33 am  |  Honors & Achievements