AAN News has just received a copy of Da Capo's Best Food Writing 2009, and it is chock full of alt-weekly talent. Included in the collection are stories from City Pages' Rachel Hutton ("Spam: It's Not Just for Inboxes Anymore"), New Times Broward-Palm Beach's John Linn ("Highway to Hog Heaven"), SF Weekly's Peter Jamison ("Out of the Wild"), The Stranger's Bethany Jean Clement ("The Beauty of the Beast"), Washington City Paper's Tim Carman ("How Not to Hire a Chef"), and Westword's Jason Sheehan ("The Last of the Great $10 Steaks"). The book also includes a selection from Houston Press food writer Robb Walsh's book on oysters, and is slated to be released this fall.

Continue ReadingHandful of Alt-Weekly Pieces End Up in ‘Best Food Writing 2009’

The Twin Cities alt-weekly did well on Thursday night, when the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists held their annual Page One Awards banquet to honor the best journalism in the state. City Pages took home 27 awards, including 15 first-place honors. The impressive showing led MinnPost.com media critic David Brauer to wonder if City Pages might be the best newspaper in Minnesota.

Continue ReadingCity Pages Nabs 27 State SPJ Awards

Bradley Campbell's story examining the Evangelical Lutheran Church's complex relationship with gays and lesbians seeking to lead congregations has been nominated in the Outstanding Newspaper Article category in the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's (GLAAD) 20th annual media awards. The 2007 Academy for Alternative Journalism alum's piece was nominated alongside work done in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant and Nashua, N.H., Telegraph. Winners will be announced in March.

Continue ReadingCity Pages Story Up for GLAAD Media Award