The finalists for the last three AltWeekly Award categories– Blog, Cartoon and Music Reporting — are now in. The list of finalists for these three categories is pasted below.
As a result of these additional awards, The Village Voice has increased its overall award count to ten, which leads all papers. The LA Weekly is just behind them in the large-circulation division with eight awards. In the small-circulation division, The Santa Fe Reporter has increased its award count to six overall. Other papers of note are Orlando Weekly, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Washington City Paper, and Westword which will each be picking up five awards.
The final placement of the winners will be announced at the AltWeekly Awards luncheon to be held on Friday, June 26 during the 32nd annual AAN Convention in Tucson.
Click here for the complete list of finalists.
BLOG circulation 50,000 and over
Austin Chronicle: Newsdesk by The Austin Chronicle News Staff
Houston Press: Hair Balls by The Houston Press Staff
San Francisco Bay Guardian: Politics Blog by The San Francisco Bay Guardian Staff
Washington City Paper: City Desk by The Washington City Paper Staff
BLOG circulation under 50,000
Arkansas Times: Arkansas Blog by Max Brantley
Gambit Weekly: Blog of New Orleans by The Gambit Weekly Staff
Santa Fe Reporter: Swing State of Mind by Dave Maass and staff
Mr. Fish by Dwayne Booth (LA Weekly)
Slowpoke by Jen Sorensen
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling
Worst-Case Scenario & Hip Tip by Kenny Be (Westword)
MUSIC REPORTING / CRITICISM circulation 50,000 and over
Boston Phoenix: Newport, Nights Out, and Fourth Quarter CDs by Jon Garelick
Dallas Observer: Swagger Like Us by Pete Freedman
Village Voice: Down In Front by Rob Harvilla
MUSIC REPORTING / CRITICISM circulation under 50,000
Independent Weekly (NC): Pity for Black Kids, Lil Wayne, and Billy Corgan’s Bombast by Robbie Mackey
Orlando Weekly: Euro With a Thousand Faces, Wither Without You, and Beach Blanket Brilliance by Justin Strout
Pacific Northwest Inlander: Abe Kennedy, Noise, and Pap by Luke Baumgarten