Best AltWeekly Writing 2009 & 2010

Best AltWeekly Writing 2009 & 2010

by Mike Sager
     
 

Alternative newsweeklies—from stalwarts such the Village Voice, LA Weekly, and the Chicago Reader to more recent additions like Seattle’s The Stranger—have long covered the most provocative stories with some of the country’s sharpest writing and reporting. And with the decline of the mainstream media, alternative

Overview

Alternative newsweeklies—from stalwarts such the Village Voice, LA Weekly, and the Chicago Reader to more recent additions like Seattle’s The Stranger—have long covered the most provocative stories with some of the country’s sharpest writing and reporting. And with the decline of the mainstream media, alternative weeklies now serve as a bulwark against the disappearance of local print coverage.

Best AltWeekly Writing 2009 & 2010 showcases articles that won the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’s AltWeekly Awards in 2009 and 2010. These pieces embody the in-depth investigative journalism, narrative style, and defiant viewpoints that define alternative weeklies. Interviews with the authors illuminate the methods and personalities behind the stories. Articles feature music criticism from the Village Voice and election coverage from City Pages and the Texas Observer, as well as pieces from Westword, LA Weekly, San Francisco Weekly, and LEO Weekly. Interviews include journalists Anne Schindler, Sarah Fenske, Joel Warner, Jonathan Gold, John Dickerson, Jeffrey C. Billman, Erik Wemple, David Koon and Rob Harvilla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810127371
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) comprises 130 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 six and a half million and a print readership of nearly seventeen million in the United States and Canada. Millions more read AAN-member content via the Web. AAN was founded in Seattle in 1978.

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