AAN News

In Harm's Way, Alt-Weeklies Weather Hurricanes

Readers of Gambit Weekly, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Miami New Times, Weekly Planet (Tampa), Weekly Planet (Sarasota), Folio Weekly and Orlando Weekly have lately seen Mother Nature at her worst. Distributed in areas affected by the hurricanes that have pounded Florida and surrounding states since August, these alt-weeklies have come out on schedule -- thanks to determined staffers and contingency plans. (FULL STORY)
Ann Hinch  |  09-17-2004  6:06 pm  |  Industry News

New Orleans Students Write about Brown v. Board of Educationnew

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision abolishing segregation in public schools, Gambit Weekly asked New Orleans high school students to write about the ruling's impact on them. Segregation takes many forms, the students observe. Ninth grader Vinnessia Shelbia contends that the school system, by focusing on black "high achievers," belittles African American students' futures. The result: too many "end up cleaning up after the ones who went to good schools."
Gambit Weekly  |  05-17-2004  11:53 am  | 

Gambit Weekly Welcomes Katy Reckdahl to Editorial Staff

Gambit Weekly news release  |  08-26-2003  2:19 pm  |  Press Releases

Gambit Remembers Susan Crichton Martineau

In a fitting tribute, the paper dedicates the Best of New Orleans issue to its former ad director, who succumbed to cancer earlier this week. “Sue represented the best of Gambit,” says publisher Margo DuBos. “In a lifetime, you can only hope to know someone as wonderful as Sue.” News & Reviews’ Jeff von Kaenel, who worked with Crichton to organize AWN, says, “Putting it together was complicated because getting alternative newspaper publishers to work together is like herding cats. And Sue was one of the few people I met who could herd cats.” (FULL STORY)
Allen Johnson Jr.  |  08-21-2003  3:31 pm  |  Industry News

Benjamin Joins Gambit Weeklynew

Eric Benjamin, a 20-year alternative newsweekly veteran, becomes associate publisher of Gambit Weekly. The Boston native played a significant role in the growth of the alternative newsweekly industry as board president and founding board member of Alternative Weekly Network, which represents more than 120 alternative newsweeklies nationwide. He comes to Gambit directly from New Mass Media, where he was national sales director.
Gambit Weekly  |  03-25-2003  11:49 am  |  Industry News

Rall, Reckdahl Honorednew

Cartoonist Ted Rall, whose work appears in several AAN papers, and Katy Reckdahl, a frequent contributor to Gambit Weekly, are among the five winners of the 2002 James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism. The judges say that Rall's "Cartooning with a Conscience" has "increasingly grown irreverent, cutting and iconoclastic, almost at times seeming to eschew humor in favor of mordant portraiture." Reckdahl was recognized for her work on the homeless of New Orleans. "Reckdahl's work challenges the stereotype that the homeless create their own situation because they are criminals, substance abusers or mentally ill," the judges wrote.
James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism news release  |  03-12-2003  5:01 pm  |  Industry News

2002 Aronson Awards Honor Two AAN Contributors

The James Aronson Award for Social Justice news release  |  03-12-2003  4:46 pm  |  Press Releases

Gambit's Reckdahl Honored for Juvenile Justice Seriesnew

Katy Reckdahl wins a 2002 Casey Journalism Center Medal for Distinguished Coverage of Children and Family Issues. Her award in the non-daily newspaper category is for her "full and compelling report on the troubled Tallulah Correctional Center for Youth" that appeared last year in Gambit Weekly, the center's release states. The series won a first-place in the news feature category of the Alternative Newsweekly Awards.
The Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families  |  10-01-2002  3:30 pm  |  Industry News

AAN Diversity Grant Recipients Head Back to School

Next grant deadline Oct. 14 (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  09-13-2002  11:26 am  |  Association News

Third Round of Diversity Grants Awarded

OC Weekly, Gambit Weekly are recipients (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  04-17-2002  1:13 pm  |  Association News

Alternative Papers Rip Up Fronts to Cover Terrorist Nightmare

Across the country, alternative newsweeklies ditched their planned front pages as the awesome events of Tuesday unfolded. East Coast papers like The Village Voice and Washington City Paper are sharing stories and pictures with colleagues from Maine to California. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  09-12-2001  4:11 pm  |  Industry News

Alternative Newsweekly Awards Announced

The results are in for the 2001 Alternative Newsweekly Awards, and Gambit Weekly is this year's big winner with nine prize-winning entries. Meanwhile, Texas Observer Editor Nate Blakeslee collected the most awards-booty among individual contenders, with winning entries in three separate categories. But hold the champagne corks for a couple of weeks: The order of finish won't be announced until July 12, during the annual awards lunch in New Orleans. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  06-25-2001  11:51 am  |  Industry News

Big Party Planned for Big Easy

It’s a good thing the AAN convention seminars are starting an hour later this year. “The attendees are going to be up late,” says Margo DuBos, publisher of host paper Gambit Weekly. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  05-23-2001  11:51 am  |  Association News

Baton Rouge Newsweekly to Debut in January

Gambit Weekly Owners Prepare For Launch By Acquiring Assets of Local Paper. (FULL STORY)
Cory Zurowski  |  10-02-1998  11:51 am  |  Industry News