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Blog About This Blog: City Paper Adds Another AAN Award

The Association for Alternative Newsweeklies recently announced finalists for its best blog category, naming the City Desk staff blog among the top four for highest-circulation papers. City Desk was also named as a finalist in this category last year. The latest nomination brings Washington City Paper's AAN awards total this year to five. The paper was also nominated in Photography, Arts Criticism, Media Reporting/Criticism, and Innovation/Format Buster categories.

Blog judges evaluated three individual posts and the overall blog. So which among our much-loved, never criticized blogposts made the cut?

You've got some news: Jason Cherkis reporting from a crime scene at 11th and Girard.

You've got a ranting, crazy NIMBY: Amanda Hess on the Frank Winstead tapes.

And as our wild card, you've got Andrew Beaujon on our very own City Paper fridge cavorting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ranking of finalists in all categories will be announced at the annual AAN convention June 26 in Tucson. Also nominated among blogs:

Newsdesk by the Austin Chronicle News staff

Hair Balls by the Houston Press staff

Politics Blog by the San Francisco Bay Guardian staff.

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  • Q

    Congrats! You deserve it...except for TODAY's edition. Too much retreads.

  • Mike Licht

    That photo looks more like an Austin Chronicle staff meeting at Barton Springs.

  • Fred

    Seriously though -- how fierce is the competition?

    WHO is the competition?

  • Jule Banville

    The competition is every alt-weekly with circulation over 50,000 that has a blog and entered the blog in the AAN awards. This is our industry's major award contest. Also, in answer to your question, I've linked to the other blogs that have been named finalists.

  • Fred

    Oh, I see. I thought the competition would be other DC alternative weeklies. That was why I asked that so sarcastically (there are none).

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