Ling Ma, a 2008 graduate of the Academy for Alternative Journalism, wrote this week's Chicago Reader cover story about the city's Museum of Holography and a controversial bank loan that may spell the museum's demise. The yearly academy trains young journalists in long-form feature writing with the aim of recruiting them into the alternative press. MORE: Read Ma's blog about reporting the story here.

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The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, presented SFBG Executive Editor Tim Redmond (pictured) with a 2006 Excellence in Journalism Award "for thought-provoking editorials that balance passion with facts and solid arguments." The criticism award went to Anneli Rufus of East Bay Express for book reviews that "are intelligent commentaries capable of standing of their own, alongside the works they are reviewing."

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