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City Weekly competes in Division A, the category of newspapers with circulation of 50,000 or more, meaning it's a four-way fight between us and the Trib, the Deseret News and Standard Examiner.
Our website and blogs were up against all comers.
Happily, we can report the following first-place winners:
BUSINESS/CONSUMER REPORTING: Sarah Kramer, City Weekly, "Nuclear Deal" Judges wrote: Great reporting and solid writing make this entry stand out.
MILITARY REPORTING:Matthew D. LaPlante, City Weekly, "Special services" Judges wrote: A thorough examination of the questionable trend toward court systems for specific constituencies. Excellent and well-written narrative.
PERSONALITY PROFILE:Eric S. Peterson, City Weekly, "Chaffetz revealed" Judges wrote: An engaging read backed by thorough reporting and some spunky style and observations.
HUMOR/LIFESTYLE COLUMN:Scott Renshaw, City Weekly, "The 40-year-old coffee virgin" Judges wrote: Fun and funny column, with some history of local culture and social mores blended into the story.
BEST OVERALL BLOG:Colin Wolf, City Weekly, The Secret Handshake Judges wrote: This blog is all personality. It's hilarious, has great content, is creative and conversational.
BEST SINGLE BLOG POST: Colin Wolf, City Weekly, The Secret Handshake Judges wrote: Wolf had the winning combo of engaging writing and multimedia aspects woven through the story to move along the narrative.
We congratulate all six on winning big and let the ever-eloquent Charlie Sheen explain why it matters.
Those robbed of glory, er, runners-up for the Headliners' contest include:
BEST NEWSPAPER REPORTER 2nd — Stephen Dark, City Weekly BEST NEWSPAPER 2nd — City Weekly GENERAL FEATURE 3rd — Stephen Dark, City Weekly, "Burned Out Cop" REVIEW/CRITICISM 3rd — Scott Renshaw, City Weekly, "Harry Potter: The Boy Who" ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 2nd — Austen Diamond, City Weekly, "Golden Voices"
BUSINESS/CONSUMER REPORTING 3rd — Eric Peterson, City Weekly, "Zombie Homes"
Congrats to our hardworking staffers, freelancers and intern (yes, an intern won first place. Good one, Sarah Kramer!). And to the assemblage of local journos who participated in the Headliners contest, we salute you, too, but look sharp. We'll be back for more.