Creative Loafing Atlanta, Houston Press, Independent Weekly, L.A. Weekly, Phoenix New Times, and The Village Voice were among the honorees.
L.A. Weekly has hired former Creative Loafing (Atlanta) food editor Besha Rodell as food critic and promoted food blog editor Amy Scattergood to food editor.
Salaries at the Chicago Reader, Creative Loafing Atlanta and Washington City Paper will be reduced by 5 percent company-wide. Efforts to sell the chain's remaining papers have stepped up.
Seattle Weekly food critic Hanna Raskin led a panel of alt-weekly scribes at the Association of Food Journalists' conference last week in Charleston. In addition, several alt-weekly food writers took home awards at the conference.
Seattle Weekly food critic Hanna Raskin will be leading a panel of alt-weekly scribes at the Association of Food Journalists' annual conference in Charleston, S.C -- and you're invited.
The Association of Food Journalists last week named the winners of its 2009 Awards Competition at a banquet in New Orleans. Seattle Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman won first place for Best Newspaper Restaurant Criticism and Creative Loafing (Atlanta)'s Besha Rodell took home first for Best Newspaper Food Feature. (Riverfront Times' Kristen Hinman took third in that category.) Kauffman's victory marks the fourth year in a row that a Village Voice Media paper has won the Best Newspaper Restaurant Criticism category.
AAN members dominated three categories of the 2007 Association of Food Journalists Award Competition. In Best Newspaper Restaurant Criticism, Besha Rodell of Creative Loafing (Atlanta) and Gail Shepherd of New Times Broward-Palm Beach were both winners. In Best Newspaper Food Column, Blair Campbell of the East Bay Express and Malcolm Gay of Riverfront Times both won. And Besha Rodell won again in Best Newspaper Food Feature (circulation less than 150,000), along with Zack Dundas of Willamette Week. The placement of the winners will be announced August 25.