The Austin Chronicle’s staff blog was recognized today as a finalist in the Association of Alternative Newsmedia annual awards competition. Fellow alt-weeklies Cleveland Scene and Creative Loafing Atlanta were also named finalists in the staff blog category.
Five posts from 2014 were submitted to the judging committee, which was drawn from the Georgetown University Master's in Professional Studies Program in Journalism. They included:
• "Fist Bumps for Equal Rights" by Nina Hernandez
• "Elegy for an Invisible Hipster" by Chase Hoffberger
• "Undercover Audio Reveals Anti-Abortion Tactics" by Mary Tuma
• "The Culture Wars Come to Austin" by Brandon Watson
• "No Nugent Is Good Nugent" by Richard Whittaker
Congrats to the Chronicle team and to all the finalists. Winners will be announced at the AAN Annual Convention, held this July in Salt Lake City. For a full list of nominees and links to nominated works, visit the AAN website.
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