Miami New Times, Jackson Free Press and The Memphis Flyer each received first-place Green Eyeshade awards from the SPJ southeastern division.
The fund provides grants of up to $500 as well as free admission to the AAN Convention in Detroit.
Former Pacific Northwest Inlander reporter Nicholas Deshais and Miami New Times writer Gus Garcia-Roberts are finalists for the prestigious Livingston Award.
Independent Weekly, Miami New Times, and New Times Broward-Palm Beach were named winners of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Awards.
Miami New Times reporter Gus Garcia-Roberts discusses his 2011 AltWeekly Award winning feature story, "Blow Hard," a harrowing account of hip-hop producer Scott Storch's drug-induced downfall, told mostly through the eyes of his mother and grandfather.
Miami New Times, The Memphis Flyer and Jackson Free Press took several awards during the recent Green Eyeshade Awards.
The two alt-weeklies are taking their donated items to South Beach.
Gus Garcia-Roberts (Miami New Times) and Hanna Raskin (Mountain Xpress) both snagged first place honors.
In the nineteenth -- and final -- installment of this year's "How I Got That Story" series, Gus Garcia-Roberts talks to Phillip Bailey about his award-winning short news stories for Cleveland's Scene. Garcia-Roberts, an Academy for Alternative Journalism alum who was transferred to Miami New Times after the Scene's merger with Cleveland Free Times in June, covers meth addicts, rural farmers, nightclub owners, and cultural phenomena with equal aplomb in his entries. He tells Bailey how each story came about, reveals his reporting process, and offers advice to other young alt-weekly journalists. "Think small," Garcia-Roberts says. "Find weird people in your area that have no idea why you're writing about them, and do their strangeness justice."