Adam Clay Thompson has won the 2005 George Polk Award for Local Reporting, Editor & Publisher reports. Thompson, a senior writer for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, won for his series "Forgotten City," which exposed poor living conditions in San Francisco's public housing. The Polk Awards have been awarded by Long Island University since 1949.
The online registration system first implemented for the 2005 AltWeekly Awards contest is back -- with some improvements. A new category! An earlier deadline! Different ways to submit! Learn more about the changes here.
AAN has made available the complete list of submitted biographies for winners and runners-up.
Ben Westhoff, a staff writer at the St. Louis alt-weekly, has been nominated for the Religion Newswriters Association's Templeton Story of the Year award for a feature titled "Jesus For Juniors," which ran on June 23. Read RNA's announcement here.