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Heterosexuals and Gays Share Passion for Gunsnew

The Pink Pistols is the first national gun club for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community, but it doesn't discriminate on the basis of sexual preference. About 20 percent of the members of the club's Northeast Ohio chapter are straight. Jimi Izrael reports on the national group that took its name from a 2000 Salon.com essay calling on gays and lesbians to arm themselves against hate crimes.
Cleveland Scene  |  05-05-2004  4:13 pm  | 

New Times Dominates NABJ Awardsnew

Newspapers in the Phoenix-based alt-weekly chain picked up seven of the 11 awards handed out last month in the under 150,000 circulation category of the National Association of Black Journalists' annual contest. Dallas Observer's Jim Schutze and Julie Lyons, Cleveland Scene's Thomas Francis and Riverfront Times' Jeannette Batz all were named first-place winners.
National Association of Black Journalists  |  09-24-2003  1:05 pm  |  Industry News

Two Cleveland Scene Employees Charged With Threatening Competitornew

Editor Pete Kotz says the two ad department employees had been out drinking and were just "trash-talking over the phone." Cleveland Free Times Editor David Eden claims they threatened to murder a Free Times employee and rape his wife. Whatever it was, it's now in the courts. Adam Simon and Brian LeBlanc face charges of aggravated menacing, telecommunications harassment and making threats over the telephone, The Plain Dealer reports.
The Plain Dealer  |  08-27-2003  9:16 am  |  Industry News

New Times Papers Win Two Clarion Awardsnew

The Association for Women in Communications grants Martin Kuz of Cleveland Scene a Clarion Award for his story, "The Wal-Mart Menace" in the Newspaper Hard News Story category. Geri Dreiling of Riverfront Times also picks up a Clarion Award in the Newspaper Feature Story category for "Nasty Boys."
The Association for Women in Communications  |  08-26-2003  10:06 am  |  Industry News

AAN Papers Take Four Firsts in Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awardsnew

Dallas Observer won two first place awards in the 2003 Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards, and The Village Voice and Phoenix New Times each took one. East Bay Express won second place in the General Excellence category for papers with circulations 50,001 to 100,000, and New Times papers were finalists in nine other categories.
Missouri School of Journalism  |  06-17-2003  2:04 pm  |  Industry News

Lacey Fires Back at Free Timesnew

New Times Executive Editor Mike Lacey calls Cleveland Free Times' recent attacks on New Times and Cleveland Scene "an explosion of bluster." Lacey accuses Free Times' Editor David Eden and Publisher Matt Fabyan of concocting "conspiracies wrapped in an ad hominem attack" and of publishing "organ discharge." He cites sales and profit figures that starkly contradict Free Times' assertion that it was winning the alternative newsweekly battle in Cleveland.
Cleveland Scene  |  06-05-2003  12:37 pm  |  Industry News

Free Times Takes Aim at Scenenew

In its second issue since reopening after a seven-month closure, Cleveland Free Times writes a snarling cover story on the finances of its rival Cleveland Scene and its parent, New Times. The story by Editor David Eden charges that the Scene "is living on life support and is awaiting its day of reckoning."
Cleveland Free Times  |  05-29-2003  4:05 pm  |  Industry News

Two AAN Writers Win Education Writers Association Awardsnew

Nigel Jaquiss of Willamette Week and Pete Kotz of the Cleveland Scene win special citations in the 2002 National Awards for Education Reporting. Kotz' citation was for opinion writing in the 100,000 and above division for "Welcome to Cheaptown." Jaquiss was recognized for feature writing in the under 100,000 division for his story “Anywhere, U.S.A.: Portland is in Danger of Losing the One Thing That Makes It Unique." He won a first place in this contest last year in investigative reporting.
Education Writers Association news release  |  05-07-2003  9:54 am  |  Industry News

Ohio Columnist Declines Scene's "Worst Columnist" Awardnew

Akron Beacon Journal Columnist David Giffel declines the title of "worst columnist" because he claims an archenemy, Dave "Coondog" O'Karma, stuffed the ballot box. "When I asked Scene editor Pete Kotz how many votes I'd received, he admitted, `We never counted the votes.''' Giffel writes. The winner was selected on the basis of the staff's favorite nominating letter, which termed Giffel's writing "unoriginal, unimaginative and shallow."
Akron Beacon Journal  |  04-07-2003  11:15 am  |  Industry News

Alt-Weekly Writers Win Education Awardsnew

Nigel Jaquiss of Willamette Week and Pete Kotz of Cleveland Scene are awarded special citations by the Education Writers Association.
Education Writers Association  |  02-26-2003  7:20 pm  |  Industry News

Cleveland Scene Names New Classified Ad Directornew

Ida Ford comes to Cleveland Scene as classified advertising director from the Plain Dealer, where she directed inside and outside sales units for both real estate and recruitment advertising. Scene Publisher Ramon Larkin says her experience in these two vital areas, as well as her community and professional contacts, will be "a great contribution."
New Times news release  |  12-10-2002  4:23 pm  |  Industry News

New Times, VVM Cut Deal, Close Papersnew

Village Voice Media paid NT Media more than $1 million to close New Times Los Angeles, sources tell the Los Angeles Times. New Times paid VVM a lesser amount to shutter Cleveland Free Times, the daily reports. An anti-trust lawyer says the transaction, negotiated quietly over the past three months, "could raise rather interesting antitrust issues."
Los Angeles Times  |  10-03-2002  10:43 am  |  Industry News

Union Label on the Cleveland Free Times?new

The Cleveland Scene reports that a union movement is afoot at cross-town rival, Cleveland Free Times. The Cleveland Scene says Free Times employees have even contacted members of Congress to intervene with the parent company, New York-based Village Voice Media, on their behalf.
Cleveland Scene  |  09-27-2001  8:33 am  |  Industry News

Plain-Dealer v. Mayor, Going Extra Roundsnew

Cleveland Scene  |  09-06-2001  7:05 am  |