On Monday, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies announced the winners of the 2010 AltWeekly Awards, honoring excellence in reporting, commentary, art design, and other categories. The awards spotlight some excellent journalism, but they come at a time when many alt-weeklies are cutting pages and shedding staff and rethinking their editorial priorities. Do you still read alt-weeklies? If so, why? If not, why not? And how do you think they can remain relevant in the Internet age?
02:50 PM - July 20, 2010
Do you still read alt-weekly newspapers?
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