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?
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Inside Google’s secret lab
We might deplore the practice, but posting pictures of our food online is a way to bring everyone to the table
“Every time the restaurant switched up its format, it got plenty of accompanying media coverage that let judges know they needed to return to see what was going on”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.