The winners of the 2006 AltWeekly Awards were announced yesterday in Little Rock, Ark., at a luncheon held as part of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ annual convention. First-place articles/columns will be collected in a book, Best AltWeekly Writing and Design. I’m pleased to announce:
Media Reporting/Criticism
Circulation >50,000
First Place: L.A. Weekly, Nikki Finke, Deadline Hollywood
For these three columns: They Shoot News Anchors, Don’t They?: Media moguls, not looters, killed Katrina’s truth tellers; and The Michael Kinsley Experiment Ends: Why he was the wrong guy for the Los Angeles Times; and Requiem for Anita Busch: Pellicano charges are vindication for the former Hollywood reporter, but we’ve already buried her.