The winners of the 2008 AltWeekly Awards were announced yesterday in Philadelphia at a luncheon held as part of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ annual convention for alternative newsweeklies across the United States and Canada. The contest administered by Northwestern University’s Medill School Of Journalism seeks to “promote excellence by recognizing work that is well written, incisively reported and effectively challenges established orthodoxies.”
I’m pleased to announce:
Blog
Circulation Over 55,000
First Place: Nikki Finke, Deadline Hollywood Daily, LA Weekly
For these three postings: NBC Shake-up: My Final Wrap & Analysis, WGA Talks Collapse: East Strike On! and Worst Talent Deal Ever?
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Media Reporting/Criticism
Circulation Over 55,000
First Place: Nikki Finke, “Deadline Hollywood” columns, LA Weekly
For these three columns: Goodbye Baquet, Hello O’Shea: The Chicagoan comes out fighting; Dangerous Liaisons: More hanky-panky than a whorehouse in LAT opinion section; and Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid: The Sopranos-like takeover of Tribune Co. could mean cement shoes for employees.