The 2007 AltWeekly Awards finalists were announced this month by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, bringing news that the L.A. Weekly has garnered the most nominations in the contests history: a total of 13 finalists. These writers, artists, photographers and designers are up for honors in the following categories, competing in the large-circulation division:
Arts Feature, John Albert (Death, Drugs, Rap and Redemption)
Blog, Nikki Finke (Deadline Hollywood Daily)
Column, Seven McDonald (24 Seven)
Feature Story, Matthew Fleischer (Navahoax)
Food Writing/Criticism, Jonathan Gold
Media Reporting/Criticism, Daniel Hernandez
News Story Long Form, Christine Pelisek (Scourge of Skid Row)
News Story Short Form, Jeffrey Anderson
Photography, Kevin Scanlon, (2006 People issue)
Special Section, Weekly staff, Best of L.A.; Web site Design, John Curry.
Winners will be announced at the AAN convention in mid-June.
To make the month of May even merrier came the release of nominations for this years Southern California Journalism Awards, given through the L.A. Press Club. The Weekly racked up 29 finalist spots, including four contenders in journalist of the year categories:
Christine Pelisek and David Zahniser for Journalist of the Year, large-circulation category
Nikki Finke in the Entertainment Journalist of the Year category, print and Web
John Curry for Designer of the Year, print and Web.
Other finalists: Hard News, Daniel Hernandez (two nominations) and Josh Kun
Entertainment Hard News, Nikki Finke (Deadline Hollywood)
Special Section, staff (Who We Are: L.A. People 2006)
Headline, Libby Molyneaux and Steven Mikulan (two nominations)
Design, Ryan Colditz/Shelley Leopold
Feature Photo, Kevin Scanlon
Editorial Cartoon, Dwayne Booth, Lalo Alcaraz
Photo Essay, Orly Olivier
Online Entertainment News, Nikki Finke
Weblog, Individual, Marc Cooper.
Finally, the Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards were announced this week, bringing good news to the L.A. Weeklys Judith Lewis. Two of her pieces were among three finalists in the Consumer Affairs category: Green to the Core (Nov. 1117, 2005) and Whos Resurrecting the Electric Car? (July 1420, 2006).
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