AAN News

EPPY Awards for Las Vegas Weekly and Santa Barbara Independentnew

The two alt-weeklies were among the winners of the 2013 EPPY Awards given out by Editor & Publisher.
Editor & Publisher  |  10-31-2013  3:30 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Las Vegas Weekly Releases iPhone Appnew

The Weekly calls it, "an insider app built by people who know Las Vegas better than anyone."
VEGAS.com  |  10-08-2010  5:48 pm  |  Industry News

Las Vegas Weekly Covers Have 'Skin and Sin'new

Former Las Vegas Weekly art director Benjamen Purvis is profiled by the Society of Publication Designers.
Society of Publication Designers  |  09-17-2010  4:11 pm  |  Industry News

Scott Dickensheets Leaving Las Vegas Weeklynew

Scott Dickensheets, whose most recent stint as editor of Las Vegas Weekly began in July 2008, is leaving to become a columnist at the daily Las Vegas Sun. Both the Sun and Weekly are owned by Greenspun Media Group.
Editor & Publisher  |  08-03-2010  1:05 pm  |  Industry News  |  Comments (1)

Las Vegas Weekly Parent Company Consolidates Operationsnew

The Greenspun Media Group, which publishes the Weekly along with the daily Las Vegas Sun and a host of other properties, laid off a number of employees yesterday as part of a major restructuring to streamline operations. Staff at all of the company's publications will now be housed in one building and coalesce in three teams: editorial, advertising and support. Greenspun has not released the number of layoffs involved, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the number is "at least 20" and includes two Weekly staffers. On his blog, Weekly columnist Steve Friess says those two are Bethany Acree and Josh Bell.
Las Vegas Sun  |  12-02-2009  9:05 am  |  Industry News

Nevada Alt-Weeklies Win Big in State Press Contestnew

Las Vegas CityLife, Las Vegas Weekly and the Reno News & Review took home a total of 74 awards at the annual Better Newspaper Contest put on by the Nevada Press Association. CityLife won 34 awards, with 16 first-place finishes; the News & Review won 28 awards, including 11 firsts; and the Weekly won 12 awards, four of which were first-place.
Nevada Press Association  |  09-25-2009  9:42 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Two Alt-Weeklies Win EPpy Awardsnew

Las Vegas Weekly has the best entertainment website with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors, and Baltimore City Paper is the best weekly newspaper-affiliated website, according to the 2009 EPpy Awards, which "honor the best websites in the media world." This is City Paper's second EPpy -- it won the Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek sponsored contest in 2006 as well.
Editor & Publisher  |  05-07-2009  4:03 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Two Alt-Weeklies Are Up for 2009 EPpy Awardsnew

Two AAN members are finalists in this year's EPpy Awards, which "honor the best websites in the media world." Las Vegas Weekly is a finalist for best entertainment website with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors, while Baltimore City Paper is a finalist for best weekly newspaper-affiliated website, a category the Santa Barbara Independent won last year. Winners of the awards, which are sponsored by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek magazines, will be announced on May 7.
Editor & Publisher  |  04-20-2009  4:49 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Alt-Weekly Film Critics Weigh in On Star Ratingsnew

"Film critics and scholars have a tumultuous relationship with a system that is meant to help guide readers but may also encourage some to skip the review entirely," the Wall Street Journal reports in a story on the ubiquitous star system. Boston Phoenix critic Gerald Peary, who is also the director of an upcoming documentary on film criticism, tells the Journal that he's required to hand out stars -- but he doesn't like it. "The apple has been bitten by everybody, and it's a rotten apple," Peary says. But Las Vegas Weekly critic Mike D'Angelo says he likes the system, especially when approaching a film as a fan. "I prefer that critics use some sort of scale, personally, because I don't want to know much about a movie before seeing it," D'Angelo says.
The Wall Street Journal  |  01-26-2009  2:41 pm  |  Industry News

Layoffs Hit Las Vegas Weekly and The Village Voice

Facing a tough economic climate, two AAN members had to lay off several employees last week. The Las Vegas Weekly let go "a writer and an art staffer," as part of larger staff reductions by parent company Greenspun Media Group, the Las-Vegas Review-Journal reports. In addition, The Village Voice laid off two staff writers and a deputy copy chief, according to Pop + Politics.
AAN News  |  10-08-2008  9:56 am  |  Industry News

Las Vegas Weekly Editor Returns After Stint at Vegas' Other AAN Paper

Scott Dickensheets, who left the Weekly to become special projects editor at Las Vegas CityLife in February, is once again editor of the Weekly, according to a press release. "We're fortunate to have Scott back in the saddle," says Bruce Spotleson, group publisher for Weekly parent company Greenspun Media Group. "He's one of the most talented journalists in Nevada, and one of the best editors I've ever been associated with." (FULL STORY)
Las Vegas Weekly Press Release  |  07-22-2008  10:27 am  |  Press Releases

Bruce Spotleson Takes Over as Las Vegas Weekly Publishernew

He replaces Pat Kelly, publisher for the past six years, who "traded our local glitz for a beachcomber's life in Mexico," according to the Weekly. Spotleson, who helped launch the Weekly in 1998, has also worked on the editorial side within the New Times chain. There have been other moves in the paper's offices recently. Sales manager Nelson Oshita is now associate publisher, and the paper picked up two new staffers from Las Vegas Life: managing editor Ken Miller and associate editor T.R. Witcher.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  04-18-2008  12:16 pm  |  Industry News

Las Vegas Weekly Names New Editornew

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Weekly has named former executive editor Stacy Willis as the new editor, replacing Scott Dickensheets, who left last month for Las Vegas CityLife. The Weekly has also named Ken Miller managing editor.
Las Vegas Review-Journal  |  03-14-2008  8:27 am  |  Industry News

Las Vegas Weekly Editor Joins Las Vegas CityLife

Scott Dickensheets, who had been at the Weekly since 2002, has joined the staff of Las Vegas CityLife as special projects editor. He will oversee features, cover presentation and special projects. The Weekly is an AAN member, and CityLife is applying for membership this year. (FULL STORY)
Las Vegas CityLife Press Release  |  02-26-2008  9:51 am  |  Press Releases