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Discovering a Love for Long-Form with Sparkle and TwAANg

Sitting surrounded by leaders in the alternative media industry, editors, and fellow writers can be equal parts intimidating and exhilarating. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-15-2014  3:00 pm  |  Conference News

Florida Alt-Weeklies Win Sunshine State Awardsnew

Creative Loafing Tampa wins three first-place awards. Miami New Times reporter Michael E. Miller named Journalist of the Year.
South Florida SPJ  |  07-22-2013  11:40 am  |  Honors & Achievements

New Times Broward-Palm Beach to Merge Editorial Staff With Miami New Timesnew

Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse will lead both papers. New Times Broward-Palm Beach editor Eric Barton will depart.
South Florida Sun Sentinel  |  06-20-2012  5:52 pm  |  Industry News

Southeast Alt-Weeklies Win Green Eyeshade Awards

Miami New Times, Jackson Free Press and The Memphis Flyer each received first-place Green Eyeshade awards from the SPJ southeastern division. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-19-2012  12:20 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Three Alts Are National Sigma Delta Chi Winnersnew

Independent Weekly, Miami New Times, and New Times Broward-Palm Beach were named winners of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Awards.
Society of Professional Journalists  |  04-11-2012  11:35 am  |  Honors & Achievements

This Is Why People Find Blogs Annoyingnew

The Awl's Choire Sicha calls a story in New Times Broward-Palm Beach "annoying."
The Awl  |  10-15-2010  1:40 pm  |  Industry News

Four AAN Members are Finalists in SPJ Green Eyeshade Awardsnew

The Society of Professional Journalists has named the finalists for the 60th annual Green Eyeshade Awards, a regional competition open to news organization in 11 southeastern states. Miami New Times has six finalists in six categories and the Memphis Flyer has six finalists in five categories, while the Jackson Free Press is a finalist in four categories and New Times Broward-Palm Beach is competing in three. Winners will be announced at a banquet this summer.
Green Eyeshade Awards  |  05-27-2010  9:07 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Lingerie Footballers Get Probation for Wearing Too Much in New Timesnew

Miami Caliente players Anonka Dixon and Tina Caccavale have been placed on probation by the Lingerie Football League for wearing too many clothes during a photo shoot for Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach. A league spokesperson tells NBC Miami that the problem stems from the players wearing non-sponsored league gear. "One of the covers has an NFL logo and they had on Rawlings shoulder pads and Nike wristbands," Stephon McMillen says. "They were displaying non-league partners. It's a legal issue for us." Turns out the league didn't like the New Times story that much either; the writer, Michael J. Mooney, has been banned from being credentialed to cover any Lingerie Football League or Miami Caliente events.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  03-25-2010  11:48 am  |  Industry News

Alt-Weeklies Pick Up Some Wins at the 2009 'Sexies' Awardsnew

The Sex-Positive Journalism Awards have announced the winners of the 2009 Sexies, the annual awards that go to stories that "improve the quality of dialogue around sex and create a more well-informed reading public." Seven Days' Judith Levine took home a first-place win in the Opinion category, where she also tied for second place with a Village Voice piece by Tristan Taormino. Amanda Hess of Washington City Paper picked up a third-place win in the Columns category for "The Sexist," while in the News/Features (Alt-Weeklies, Monthlies) category the Alibi's Marisa Demarco placed third and Rich Kane (OC Weekly) and Michael J. Mooney (New Times Broward-Palm Beach) both were named runners-up.
The Sex-Positive Journalism Awards  |  01-22-2010  9:23 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Want to Help Haiti? South Florida Alt-Weeklies Will Match Your Donations

Miami New Times, New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Village Voice Media have already cut one check to the Partners in Health relief organization, and they are now offering to match any other AAN paper's donation, up to a total of $10,000. We caught up with Miami New Times publisher Kevin Thornburg to find out a little more about the project. (FULL STORY)
AAN News  |  01-15-2010  6:04 pm  |  Industry News

How's New Times Broward-Palm Beach Doing?new

The South Florida alt-weekly ran a lengthy cover story this week on the problems facing South Florida's newspapers, and decided that it would only be fair to report on its own struggles as well. Reporter Lisa Rab says that the New Times newsroom staff has shrunk by four (to 13) and its circulation has dropped from around 80,000 to 54,500 over "the past couple of years." She also talks to Village Voice Media president and chief operating officer Scott Tobias, who says there are no plans afoot to make the paper online-only, to sell it or to merge its operations with its sister paper to the south, Miami New Times.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  11-19-2009  12:04 pm  |  Industry News

Two Florida Alts Nab 16 State Press Awardsnew

Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach each won eight total awards in the Florida Press Club's 2009 Excellence in Journalism contest. Miami took home first-place honors in the General News, Light Feature Writing, Minority News and Religion Writing categories, while Broward placed first in the Blog Writing, Criticism, Health Writing and Sports Feature Writing categories. However, blog winner Bob Norman points out that the press club put all of the alt-weeklies' nonblog entries in Class D, the lowest category in the contest. "The last time they did this a few years ago, we refused to accept our awards (yeah, we're arrogant like that)," Norman writes. "Now they've gone off and done it again. We've been judged over the years in Category A, where we belong, all the way down to D. It's an issue that needs to be ironed out beforehand."
Florida Press Club  |  09-21-2009  9:15 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Handful of Alt-Weekly Pieces End Up in 'Best Food Writing 2009'

AAN News has just received a copy of Da Capo's Best Food Writing 2009, and it is chock full of alt-weekly talent. Included in the collection are stories from City Pages' Rachel Hutton ("Spam: It's Not Just for Inboxes Anymore"), New Times Broward-Palm Beach's John Linn ("Highway to Hog Heaven"), SF Weekly's Peter Jamison ("Out of the Wild"), The Stranger's Bethany Jean Clement ("The Beauty of the Beast"), Washington City Paper's Tim Carman ("How Not to Hire a Chef"), and Westword's Jason Sheehan ("The Last of the Great $10 Steaks"). The book also includes a selection from Houston Press food writer Robb Walsh's book on oysters, and is slated to be released this fall.
AAN News  |  09-02-2009  4:54 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Two Florida Alts Nab a Baker's Dozen at Weekly Newspaper Awardsnew

Winners of the Florida Press Association's 2008 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest were announced last weekend, and two AAN members were well-represented amongst the winners. Miami New Times took home a total of 11 awards, including first-place wins for Community History, Criticism, News Story, Outdoor Writing and Website Development; its sister paper New Times Broward-Palm Beach won two awards -- both first-place finishes -- for Investigative Reporting and Serious Column.
Florida Press Association (pdf)  |  07-16-2009  8:31 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Long Island Press Wins Casey Medalnew

The alt-weekly won this year's Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism in the non-daily category for its story on the growing heroin epidemic among Long Island's youth -- a story the judges called "the epitome of public service journalism." The story -- "Long Highland" -- also won the AltWeekly Award for Public Service last week in Tucson. The Dallas Observer and New Times Broward-Palm Beach received honorable mentions in the Casey Medal competition, which recognizes "exemplary reporting on children and families in the U.S."
The Journalism Center on Children & Families  |  07-01-2009  9:01 am  |  Honors & Achievements