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City Pages wins two first place AAN awards

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies announced its 2009 award winners last week, and City Pages earned two first place and two third place awards for papers with a circulation of 55,000 or more.

Matt Snyders won first place for Election Coverage for his Republican National Convention stories: Moles Wanted, Police Raid Anarchist Homes, and Dozens of Journalists Arrested at RNC.

Former staff writer Beth Walton also won first place for Short Form News: Midwest Oil Mining a Crude Idea, Local Couples Fight for Gay Rights, and Holly Collins Returns.

City Pages also won two third-place awards. Rachel Hutton won for food writing: Spam: It's not just for Inboxes, With Honeycrisp's Patent, and Manny's Attempts to Raise the Steaks The Comix Issue won a third-place for special section.

L.A. Weekly, also a Village Voice Media publication, led the large-circulation division for the second year in a row with four first-place wins. Santa Fe Reporter took four first-place awards in the small circulation division.

City Pages, Washington City Paper, Phoenix New Times, and The Village Voice all took more than one first-place award.


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