SOURCE: The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies

July 05, 2011 18:17 ET

2011 AltWeekly Awards Finalists Announced

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - Eighty-eight alternative publications across the U.S. and Canada submitted over 1,000 entries to the 2011 AltWeekly Awards. The following list of finalists is a collection of some of the best and most provocative work to appear on the pages and websites of the alternative media in 2010.

The final rankings of the winners will be revealed on July 22 at a reception in New Orleans during the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' 34th Annual Convention.

The Village Voice, competing in the large-circulation division, led all publications with eight awards. In the small circulation division, Nashville Scene led all contenders with seven awards.

Seven Days and The Texas Observer also fared well, taking six honors, while Creative Loafing (Atlanta), Fort Worth Weekly, Independent Weekly (NC), L.A. Weekly, Miami New Times, and Riverfront Times will each receive five prizes at the awards presentation in two weeks.

Other notable winners include the Dallas Observer, Houston Press, Las Vegas Weekly, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Phoenix New Times, and SF Weekly, which will each take home four awards.

In its first year of eligibility, Lagniappe of Mobile, Ala. is a finalist in the Short Form News Story category.

The finalists below are listed in alphabetical order by newspaper within each category.

The full list of winners can be found here:

About the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies:

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) is a diverse group of 129 alt-weekly news organizations covering every major metropolitan area and other less-populated regions of North America. AAN members have a combined weekly circulation of over 6.5 million as well as a print readership of nearly 17 million active, educated and influential adults in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, AAN-member content is viewed by millions of additional adults via the web and mobile devices.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jason Zaragoza
    Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
    1156 15th Street NW, Suite 905
    Washington, DC 20005
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