We would like to take this lull in celebrity nudes and press release repurposing to announce that our mothership, the Village Voice, has scored no less than nine finalist slots in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ AltWeekly Awards. Our contenders, all in the Circulation-50,000-and-over unless otherwise noted, are:
- Editorial Layout: “Prodigy’s 25th Hour” by Ivylise Simones, and “The Ultimate Re-Vamping” by Ivylise Simones and Howard Huang.
- Illustration: “A Wing and a Prayer” by Christian Northeast.
- Arts Criticism: “Kill One for the Gipper,” “What We Learned about the Election in This Summer’s Movies,” and “Deep Freeze,” J. Hoberman.
- Column, Political: “Bloomberg’s Velvet Coup,” “Bloomberg’s Term-Limits Coup,” and “Eliot Spitzer Goes Down,” Tom Robbins.
- News Story, Long Form: “NYPD Inaction Over A Missing Black Woman Found Dead Sparks a Historic Racial-Bias Lawsuit,” Sean Gardiner.
- Special Topic, Election Coverage: “The Book of Sarah (Palin),” Wayne Barrett.
- Innovation/Format Buster: “The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere,” Roy Edroso.
- Special Section: “Best of NYC,” Village Voice Staff.
Full list of finalists here
. The Awards will be announced on June 26th at the AAN Convention.