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The winners of the Los Angeles Press Club’s 49th Southern California Journalism Awards “honoring the best in journalism in 2006” were announced last night:
ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Nikki Finke, LA Weekly

Judges: Reading [her] salaciously candid coverage of Hollywood and its inhabitants almost feels like a guilty pleasure. She mixes the news with fearless finger-wagging that’s just fun to read no matter the subject. She tackles the industry monoliths without the kiddy gloves and she seems to have command of the beat.

ENTERTAINMENT HARD NEWS
Honorable Mention: Nikki Finke, LA Weekly
ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/FEATURE/COMMENTARY
Honorable Mention: Nikki Finke, LA Weekly

…also…

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The winners of the 2007 AltWeekly Awards were announced Friday for the 125 newsweeklies that belong to the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies:
BLOG
Circulation > 60,000
Second Place
LA Weekly, Nikki Finke, DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com