AAN News

Boulder Weekly Wins 36 Awards in Top of the Rockies Contestnew

Colorado Springs Independent won 21 awards and the Santa Fe Reporter won 12 awards. Westword editor Patricia Calhoun earned the Keeper of the Flame Award.
SPJ Colorado Pro  |  05-02-2014  3:10 pm  | 

Alt-Weeklies in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah Win Regional SPJ Awards

Boulder Weekly, Colorado Springs Independent, Salt Lake City Weekly, and the Santa Fe Reporter picked up awards in the Top of the Rockies contest. (FULL STORY)
SPJ  |  05-29-2013  3:30 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Dyer Succeeds White as Boulder Weekly Editornew

Joel Dyer has been named editor of Boulder Weekly, succeeding Pamela White.
Boulder Weekly  |  11-17-2011  5:19 pm  |  Industry News

Boulder Weekly Editor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from Regional SPJnew

Boulder Weekly editor Pamela White has received one of the top honors given by the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), a lifetime achievement award called "Keeper of the Flame."
Boulder Weekly  |  04-21-2011  3:01 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Five AAN Members Pick Up Regional SPJ Awards

Five alt-weeklies were among the recent winners of The Society of Professional Journalists 2011 Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism Awards, covering Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-20-2011  7:51 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Boulder Weekly Investigation Leads to New State Law

On May 27, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 193 into law, making Colorado the ninth state to ban the shackling of inmates during labor and childbirth. The bill was inspired by Boulder Weekly editor Pamela White's investigation into the treatment of pregnant inmates in state prisons and jails. White was also key in drafting the legislation and pushing the bill forward. "I've written lots of news articles and opinion columns. I've written nine published novels," she says. "But I'd never written a bill." (FULL STORY)
Boulder Weekly Press Release  |  06-04-2010  2:13 pm  |  Press Releases

Three AAN Members Win at Rocky Mountain Regional SPJ Contestnew

The Society of Professional Journalists' Rocky Mountain chapter presented its "Top of the Rockies" Excellence in Journalism Awards Saturday night in Denver. The contest, with participants from the four-state region of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming, attracted more than 500 entries. The Colorado Springs Independent took home nine awards, including first-place wins for Arts and Entertainment Reporting, Science/Environmental/Health Care Reporting, and Education Reporting. Salt Lake City Weekly won five awards, including first-place finishes in the General Reporting - Business and Investigative/Enterprise - Business categories. Boulder Weekly was given one award, a first-place finish in the Legal Affairs category.
Rocky Mountain Society of Professional Journalists  |  04-13-2010  9:48 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Has Boulder Weekly Changed its Policy on Adult Ads?new

In 2001, the alt-weekly adopted a new policy eliminating "adult" ads. But after taking a glance at the Personals section of a recent issue of the Weekly, Westword's Michael Roberts thinks the paper has reversed course. Weekly publisher Stewart Sallo tells AAN News via email that Roberts is incorrect. "Boulder Weekly's policy on 'sex ads' has not changed," he says. "We discontinued our adult advertising section in 2001 and redrew the line to eliminate ads that contain images that explicitly objectify women."
Westword  |  04-03-2009  5:25 pm  |  Industry News

Ten AAN Members That Bucked the Trends and Grew in '08new

In the old days, when the media reported on problems in the newspaper industry, alternative newspapers weren't included. But alt-weeklies are immune no longer: In 2008, many AAN papers faced some of the same issues afflicting their mainstream brethren in the print media. However, you can still find alt-weeklies that had a pretty good year in 2008. That's just what AAN's editor Jon Whiten did, and he reports on 10 papers that increased revenue in a story published by Editor & Publisher.
Editor & Publisher  |  01-28-2009  1:42 pm  |  Industry News

Publisher Says 'The Alt-Weekly is the Newspaper of the Future'new

"Boulder Weekly and our brother and sister alt-weeklies," Stewart Sallo writes, "are the next generation in the evolution of the newspaper." He notes that for the Weekly, "the past two years have been a watershed period for our organization, with unprecedented growth in readership and revenue, despite the unfavorable economic conditions we have faced."
Boulder Weekly  |  01-12-2009  10:00 am  |  Industry News

Boulder Weekly Turns 15, Prints Biggest Issue Evernew

"It's been quite a ride at the helm of this wacky ship," writes publisher Stewart Sallo in this week's 15th-anniversary issue. "We've sailed through uncharted waters as the only weekly ever to succeed in Boulder, Colo., despite many serious obstacles throughout the years." Sallo notes that despite the "well-publicized woes of the newspaper industry," the Weekly is "riding an unprecedented wave of growth," which he largely chalks up to the purchase of the Colorado Daily by E.W. Scripps Co., which also owns another Boulder paper, the Camera. "Much like any other corporate-consolidation effort, this event created a more formidable, unified competitor for us, which caused the problem-solving minds at the Weekly to dig deeper in search of a strategy that would keep our ship sailing smoothly."
Boulder Weekly  |  08-15-2008  12:57 pm  |  Industry News

Boulder Weekly Editor Lives 'Secret Life' as Romance Novelistnew

Pamela White, better known to romance-novel readers as Pamela Clare, is set to release two books this year: Unlawful Contact and Untamed. She talks to the Daily Camera about how she balances editing an alt-weekly, cranking out award-winning romance novels, maintaining relationships with fans of her books, and being a single mother. "I will say it's hard," White says. "I would only do this if I felt absolutely compelled to write. And I can't not write." She says she couldn't possibly manage it all without the help of her youngest son, who helps cook, clean house and keep the yard presentable. "I am absolutely so proud of her. I am so impressed with how much she manages to get done," he tells the Daily Camera. "She's daring enough to go after her dream at a time when that's really hard to do."
The Daily Camera  |  06-30-2008  9:51 am  |  Industry News

Boulder Weekly Buys the Building That Houses its Officesnew

Boulder County Business Report  |  06-06-2008  10:09 am  |  Industry News

Alt-Weeklies Fare Well in Colorado SPJ Awards

The winners of the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2008 Mark of Excellence awards were announced late last month, and both Boulder Weekly and the Colorado Springs Independent went home winners, AAN News has learned. The Indy won 13 awards total, including six first-place finishes -- in A&E Reporting, Education Reporting, Food and Beverage, Legal Affairs Reporting Personal Columns, and Political Reporting. Boulder Weekly won a total of four awards, including one first-place finish in the Science/Environment/Ag/Medical reporting category. In addition, Indy contributing editor Cara DeGette placed first in the blog category for her writing on ColoradoConfidential.com, the Denver-based website she helped launch in 2006.
AAN News  |  04-11-2008  8:39 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Longtime Boulder Weekly Staffer to Helm Conservative Editorial Pagenew

Wayne Laugesen is leaving the Weekly to become the editorial-page editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette, Westword reports. In its ad for the job, the Gazette said it was looking for "a libertarian thinker ... in tune with our philosophy of (a) respect for the individual, (b) limited government, (c) free markets, and (d) free trade," which might not seem a great fit for someone who had worked at the progressive Weekly on-and-off for 13 years. But Laugesen never espoused the views shared by most of his colleagues. "It's always been heated and tense, politically," he tells Westword. "I don't know how many times I've written some right-wing thing for the Weekly, which is owned by a left-wing publisher [Stewart Sallo] and has a liberal editor [Pamela White], and somebody has called up and said, 'You're fired.' It's definitely happened -- but generally we were back on good terms within a few days." He speaks well of the Weekly, but says he's excited to be going to an organization where he's "under the same big umbrella, philosophically."
Westword  |  12-21-2007  9:20 am  |  Industry News