Alt-Weeklies Finalists in Many Maggie Award Categories

march 18, 2010  09:28 am
The Western Publishing Association has announced the finalists for its annual Maggie Awards, which go to work deemed "The Best in the West." Six alt-weeklies are finalists for best overall publication, with five Village Voice Media titles -- Houston Press, LA Weekly, OC Weekly, SF Weekly and Westword -- the only finalists in the Tabloids/Consumer category, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian a finalist in the Politics & Social Issues/Consumer category. Houston Press and OC Weekly are both also finalists in the Best Web or Digital Edition Magazine Blog/Trade & Consumer category, and many of the VVM papers are competing in other categories:
  • Best Series of Articles/Consumer: City Pages, Phoenix New Times and Westword
  • Best Public Service Series or Article/Trade & Consumer: Houston Press, Phoenix New Times and SF Weekly
  • Best News Story/Consumer: LA Weekly, Phoenix New Times and SF Weekly
  • Best Signed Editorial or Essay/Consumer: Phoenix New Times
  • Best Feature Article/Consumer: SF Weekly
Winners will be announced May 7.