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Philadelphia City Paper Sold, Will Shut Down Print Publicationnew

Philadelphia City Paper was acquired by Broad Street MeĀ­dia, which will cease printing the alt-weekly and will merge its web operations with Philadelphia Weekly.
Northeast Times  |  10-01-2015  12:20 pm  |  Industry News

Philadelphia Weekly eBook Collects Stories From Sexual-Abuse Survivorsnew

'The Survivors Project: Telling the Truth About Life After Sexual Abuse' is an anthology of more than 50 personal essays, written largely by non-professional writers and edited by journalists, all connected by pain and tragedy.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  11-14-2012  4:09 pm  |  Industry News

Philadelphia Weekly Collects Personal Stories From Sexual-Abuse Survivors for Upcoming Book

Philadelphia Weekly is partnering with sexual-abuse survivors, their loved ones and counselors for an upcoming publishing project that will raise awareness about the effects of abuse and the challenges associated with healing. (FULL STORY)
Philadelphia Weekly  |  09-07-2012  12:31 pm  |  Press Releases

Philadelphia Weekly Editor Releases Book on Philly's Dive Bars

If you want to know where to get down and divey in Philly but don't know where to start, don't worry, the new book from Philadelphia Weekly music/food editor Brian McManus is here to help. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-07-2011  1:38 pm  |  Industry News

Philadelphia Weekly Wins Six Local SPJ Awardsnew

The Keystone Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of its annual journalism contest, and Philadelphia Weekly took home six awards, including a first-place win in the "Feature, Non-Daily" category (which it swept).
The Keystone Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists  |  04-07-2010  9:00 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Philadelphia Weekly Executive Editor Among Those Leaving the Papernew

Longtime PW staffer and well-regarded mental health columnist and blogger Liz Spikol has left the paper. Philip Dawdy reports that Spikol will return to blogging at some point, but is currently taking a bit of a break. Her departure comes on the heels of recently reported layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs at the paper, moves addressed by PW parent company Review Publishing's president and chief operating officer in a statement given to AAN News. "Like most organizations, we needed to take proactive and hopefully temporary measures to preserve as many jobs as possible while best positioning the organization for long term growth," George Troyano writes. "We remain very optimistic about the future and will continue to invest in new initiatives and technologies. We will maintain a strategic and creative approach to best maneuver through these challenging times."
Philebrity  |  08-12-2009  10:28 am  |  Industry News

Philadelphia Weekly Scribe Diesnew

Steven Wells died of cancer on Tuesday. Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2006, he had written two stirring cover stories about his fight with the disease for the Weekly. He penned his final column -- a sort of obituary -- on June 14. Prior to his work at the Weekly, Wells was well known as a music journalist for NME and other outlets.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  06-25-2009  10:06 am  |  Industry News

Philadelphia Weekly Wins State Press Awardsnew

The Weekly won 11 Keystone Press Awards this year, including first place finishes in the Column, Feature Photo, General News and Personality Profile categories.
Pennsylvania Press Association  |  04-21-2009  8:50 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Keith McGinnis Talks About Philadelphia Weekly's Site Redesignnew

McGinnis, who is management information systems (MIS) director for PW parent company Review Publishing, says they started sketching out the new site at the end of 2007. The Weekly unveiled the redesign early last month. "From a design perspective, it was about making [the site] look more pleasing," he says. "From a traffic perspective it was about decreasing bounce rate and increasing time on site."
Technically Philly  |  04-16-2009  12:07 pm  |  Industry News

Philadelphia Weekly Art Director Talks Shopnew

Tim Gough talks to the design blog Grain Edit about how he balances his day job at the Weekly with his freelance illustration work, how he became interested in design and illustration, and his creative process. "I start off with a tiny, sloppy sketch and blow that up via computer or Xerox," he says. "I work off the original sketch for the most part, but clean it up and add some textures. I try to keep the looseness and energy of the original sketch."
Grain Edit  |  04-13-2009  12:11 pm  |  Industry News

Village Voice Vet Named New Editor of Philadelphia Weekly

Adamma Ince, who worked at the Voice for 12 years until she left last fall, will replace longtime PW editor Tim Whitaker. Whitaker had been the paper's editor since 1994, when it was known as Welcomat. At the Voice, Ince served as chief of research, associate editor, reporter, and, most recently, managing editor. "Adamma gained valuable experience and a special passion for editorial from The Village Voice in New York which can only lift PW to new heights in the fast changing world of print and electronic media," Anthony A. Clifton, the CEO of PW parent company Review Publishing, says in a release. (FULL STORY)
Review Publishing Press Release  |  11-13-2008  9:29 am  |  Press Releases

Two AAN Members Win Four NABJ Awardsnew

Philadelphia Weekly and Seattle Weekly both finished first in two categories in this year's National Association of Black Journalists' Salute to Excellence National Media Awards. PW's Kia Gregory took first-place honors in Newspaper--Feature (Single Story) and Newspaper--Commentary, while Seattle Weekly's Mike Seely finished first in Newspaper--Sports and Brian Miller finished first in Newspaper-Business. Winners were announced Saturday in Chicago. This marks Seely's fourth award from the NABJ in the past five years, according to the Weekly.
National Association of Black Journalists  |  07-31-2008  8:16 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Alt-Weekly Scribe's Work on Mental Illness is Part of Growing Trendnew

The New York Times this weekend explored the movement of "mad pride," which entails people publicly speaking frankly about their experiences with mental illness. The Times noted that Philadelphia Weekly senior contributing editor Liz Spikol, who chronicles her struggles with bipolar disorder for the paper in her column and on her blog, is a leading and prominent voice in this area. Spikol says she's "so excited" to be in the article -- and so is her mom. "Imagine my mom seeing the link on Mother's Day, and keep in mind, we are a Jewish family," she writes. "We ran to WaWa to get a copy of the paper because, for some reason, I wouldn't believe it was 'real' until I saw the print edition." The Times also traces the origins of the prominent online forum and support network The Icarus Project to the alt-weekly world -- it began six years ago when "one of its founders ... wrote about his bipolar disorder in the San Francisco Bay Guardian."
The New York Times  |  05-13-2008  10:16 am  |  Industry News