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San Antonio Current Hires Former Seattle Weekly Editor to Cover Spurs through NBA Playoffs

Mike Seely, a seasoned journalist and Spurs enthusiast, will chronicle the San Antonio Spurs in their quest for the 2013 NBA Championship. (FULL STORY)
San Antonio Current  |  05-07-2013  4:02 pm  |  Press Releases

Former Seattle Weekly Editor Wins Bert Greene Award

Mike Seely has won a Bert Greene Award in the Writing About Beverages category for his 2012 Seattle Weekly cover story, "Murray Stenson's Accidental Tourists." (FULL STORY)
Seattle Weekly  |  04-11-2013  11:28 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Seattle Weekly Nominated for Bert Greene Award

An article by former Seattle Weekly editor Mike Seely is nominated in the Writing About Beverages category. (FULL STORY)
Seattle Weekly  |  03-01-2013  5:47 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Seattle Weekly Editor Mike Seely Stepping Downnew

Seely is leaving at the end of the month to join ReelWorld, a Seattle-area company that creates jingles and other sound elements for radio stations.
Seattle Weekly  |  01-16-2013  3:53 pm  |  Industry News

Seattle Weekly Editor Wins Thoroughbred Writing Awardnew

Seattle Weekly editor Mike Seely has been named as the recipient of the Washington State Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's Mark Kaufman Media Award.
VVM Corporate Blog  |  02-27-2012  4:31 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Editorial Change At Seattle Weekly

Seattle Weekly editor-in-chief Mark D. Fefer has departed and is being replaced by managing editor Mike Seely. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  12-16-2010  2:37 pm  |  Industry News

Seattle Weekly's Mayoral Debate Helps Candidates Reach New Audiencenew

At a debate held in a local bar over the weekend, Seattle mayoral candidates Mike McGinn and Joe Mallahan were given one minute to answer each question, with the option of being granted a time extension ... if they took a shot of whiskey. Weekly managing editor and debate co-moderator Mike Seely tells KING 5 News that the forum was designed to get the candidates to show off their personalities instead of relying on the usual sound bites, and also to bring the race to a new audience. "We figure we had a captive audience that had about no interest in politics, and we figured we'd force feed them politics," Seely says.
KING 5 News  |  10-07-2009  10:07 am  |  Industry News

Seattle Weekly Managing Editor Releases Book on Dive Barsnew

Mike Seely's Seattle's Best Dive Bars: Drinking & Diving in the Emerald City "chronicles the nooks, crannies, and characters in over 100 bars within the Seattle city limits," he writes. "By and large, these places are the most distinctive, preservation-worthy bars in a city where watering holes of their ilk are swiftly disappearing. What they have in common isn't so much attributes, but a state of mind -- you just know one when you see one."
Seattle Weekly  |  03-26-2009  8:50 am  |  Industry News

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

Village Voice Media Papers Dominate NABJ Finalists

The finalists in the National Association of Black Journalists' 2006 Salute to Excellence Awards were announced Friday, and six of the nine nominations in the "Newspaper - Circulation Under 150,000" division are Village Voice Media newspapers. The other three finalists are not alt-weeklies. Riverfront Times is the leader with three nominations: "Newspaper - Enterprise" for Randall Roberts' "It Was Just Like Beverly Hills"; "Newspaper - Sports" for Mike Seely's "Alley Cat"; and "Newspaper - Features" for Ben Westhoff's "Rap vs. Rapture." Dallas Observer has two contenders in the "Newspaper - Sports" category: Keven McAlester for "Balls Out" and Paul Kix for "Alone No More." Finally, Chuck Strouse of Miami New Times is nominated in the "Newspaper - Commentary" category for "Free this Priest." The awards recognize exemplary coverage of people or issues in the African diaspora. Winners will be announced August 19 at the NABJ convention in Indianapolis.
07-10-2006  8:48 am  |  Industry News

Westword, Riverfront Times Win Unity Awards

The 53rd annual Unity Awards in Media, announced May 15, recognize "contributions to continuing standards of excellence in media through efforts that reflect accurate exposure of issues affecting minorities and disabled persons." Westword Editor Patty Calhoun won first place in Editorial Writing for her story "A Piece of the Action," while former Riverfront Times writer Mike Seely (now at Seattle Weekly) topped the Politics category with "The Resurrection of Carl Officer."
05-22-2006  3:16 pm  |  Industry News

New Times Writers Dominate NABJ Awardsnew

The recipients of this year's National Association of Black Journalists Awards were announced Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C. New Times writers fared impressively, winning nine of the 22 awards handed out to newspapers with a circulation of 150,000 or less. Dallas Observer, Cleveland Scene, Phoenix New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach each had writers take home awards, while Riverfront Times writers won four awards -- including a clean sweep of the business category by Randall Roberts and Mike Seely. According to the NABJ, the awards recognize "outstanding coverage of people or important issues in the African diaspora."
National Association of Black Journalists  |  10-18-2004  2:43 pm  |  Industry News

New Times Fares Well in Salute to Excellence Awardsnew

Finalists have been announced in the annual Salute to Excellence Awards sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists. More than half of the finalists named for papers with a circulation under 150,000 are from New Times papers. The Riverfront Times of St. Louis has four stories nominated, including two by staff writer Mike Seely. The Cleveland Scene boasts two finalists. Phoenix New Times, Dallas Observer and New Times Broward-Palm Beach are also represented on the short-list. Winners will be announced at the NABJ's awards banquet Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C.
National Association of Black Journalists  |  09-02-2004  6:08 pm  |  Industry News