Congrats to our media colleagues!

Local news media including the East Bay Express, SF Weekly, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian won awards in eight categories at the annual Association of Alternative News Media convention in Nashville last weekend. Seventy-seven publications from across the US and Canada entered more than 900 pieces for evaluation in categories ranging from music criticism and design to beat reporting and long-form news.

The East Bay Express was particularly successful, taking first and second place for Long Form News, second place for Economic Inequality Reporting, third place for Arts Feature, and third place in Beat Reporting and Music Criticism for publications with a circulation of less than 50,000.

See below for links to the award-winning materials from the Bay Area.

In categories for publications with circulations of less than 50,000:

1st Place in Long Form News: Warning: Quake in 60 Seconds by Azeen Ghorayshi, East Bay Express 

2nd Place in Long Form News: Waste: The Dark Side of the New Coffee Craze by Vanessa Rancaño, East Bay Express

2nd Place in Economic Inequality Reporting: Debtor’s Purgatory by Rachel Swan, East Bay Express

3rd Place in Arts Feature: The Bacon-Wrapped Economy by Ellen Cushing, East Bay Express

3rd Place in Beat Reporting: Oakland Police Coverage (PDF) by Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston, East Bay Express

3rd Place (TIE) in Music Criticism: A Man Without a Country; The Two Sides of Tony Molina; and Ava Mendoza’s Natural Way (PDF) by Sam Lefebvre, East Bay Express

In categories for publications with circulations of more than 50,000:

1st Place in Cover Design: Covers by Brooke Ginnard, San Francisco Bay Guardian

1st Place Political Column: Columns by Joe EskenaziSF Weekly

1st Place for Beat Reporting: Taxi and Rideshare Reporting by Rachel Swan, SF Weekly (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4