Best AltWeekly Writing and Design

Best AltWeekly Writing showcases the first-place winners of the AltWeekly Awards. The books includes the full text of winning entries and the 2005-2008 editions include full-color samples of the design work.

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Best AltWeekly Writing 2009 & 2010

Articles feature music criticism from the Village Voice and election coverage from City Pages (Twin Cities) and the Texas Observer, as well as pieces from Westword, LA Weekly, SF Weekly, and LEO Weekly. Interviews include journalists Anne Schindler, Sarah Fenske, Joel Warner, Jonathan Gold, John Dickerson, Jeffrey C. Billman, Erik Wemple, David Koon and Rob Harvilla.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Editor: Jason Zaragoza
Trade Paperback
433pp
Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches
ISBN: 0-8101-2737-7
Price: $19.95


Best AltWeekly Writing and Design 2008

Read the Phoenix New Times' multi-faceted investigation into the heavy-handed law-enforcement practices of "America's Toughest Sheriff," or Jake Bernstein's revelation that Texas Gov. Rick Perry was amassing a secret cache of all-encompassing intelligence about unsuspecting citizens. See why Nikki Finke's blog became the go-to source during the Hollywood writers' strike. This volume also includes the "How I Got That Story" series written by the 2008 Academy of Alternative Journalism students.

Publisher: AAN Press
Editors: Heather Kuldell and Jon Whiten
Trade Paperback
304pp; 64pp color inset
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN: 0-9770471-3-X
Price: $19.95


Best AltWeekly Writing and Design 2007

2007 cover Read Jessie McQuillan's examination of Montana Meth Project's "successful" anti-drug campaign, or Kristen Lombardi's investigation of a 9/11-linked cancer. See why Jonathan Gold received a Pulitzer Prize for his food criticism. This volume also includes the cartoons of J.T. Steiny and Ruben Bolling, and the photography of Scott Elmquist, Stephen Salpukas and Kevin Scanlon.

Publisher: AAN Press
Editors: Heather Kuldell and Jon Whiten
Trade Paperback
304pp; 64pp color inset
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN: 0-9770471-2-1
Price: $19.95


Best AltWeekly Writing and Design 2006

2006 cover Read Joe Watson's profile of a 54-year-old heir who lives as a full-time adult baby, Rebecca Schoenkopf's syphilis scare, David Downs' report on how new software allows scalpers to buy out concerts in seconds and more. In addition to editorial layouts and cover designs, the book also features illustrations by Kate O'Conner and Justin DeGarmo and photography by Walter Coker and Jim Stawniak.

Publisher: AAN Press
Editor: Heather Kuldell with assistance from Zoe Pollock and Isaiah Thompson
Trade Paperback
181pp; 32pp color inset
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN: 0-9770471-1-3
Price: $19.95


Best AltWeekly Writing and Design 2005

2005 cover Read Nigel Jaquiss's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into sexual abuse committed by one of Oregon's leading political figures, Mara Shalhoup's account of the night an 18-year-old Atlanta prostitute became a serial killer, Renee Downing's examination of the significance of a cancer cluster in Arizona, and much more. Critical comments by the judges of the 2005 AltWeekly Awards contest introduce each chapter.

Publisher: AAN Press
Editors: Ruth Hammond and La Shonya McNeil
Trade Paperback
254pp; 32pp color inset
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN: 0-9770471-0-5
Price: $19.95

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