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L.A. Weekly Names Mara Shalhoup Editornew

Mara Shalhoup will take the helm at L.A. Weekly after four years as editor-in-chief of the Chicago Reader.
L.A. Weekly  |  01-20-2015  5:30 pm  |  Industry News

Mara Shalhoup Says Goodbye To Creative Loafing Atlantanew

In a farewell column this week, new Chicago Reader editor Mara Shalhoup said goodbye to her now-former publication, Creative Loafing (Atlanta).
Creative Loafing  |  03-11-2011  4:55 pm  |  Industry News

Mara Shalhoup Named Editor of Chicago Readernew

Creative Loafing (Atlanta) editor Mara Shalhoup has been named to the same position at sister paper Chicago Reader.
Chicago Reader  |  02-07-2011  11:51 am  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing (Atlanta) Criticised For All-White 'Artists to Watch' Listnew

In an op-ed, editor Mara Shalhoup tells readers, "We made a mistake."
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  09-21-2010  4:38 pm  |  Industry News

Book by Creative Loafing (Atlanta) Editor Goes International

BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family, by Creative Loafing (Atlanta) editor Mara Shalhoup, has been picked up by British publishing company Milo Books for distribution in the U.K. The book -- which first appeared in the U.S. this past March -- is based on Shalhoup's three-part series exposing the links between hip-hop label BMF Entertainment and an international cocaine-trafficking network. The series won first place in the Website Content Feature category of the 2007 AltWeekly Awards.
theBookseller.com  |  06-17-2010  2:11 pm  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing Editor's Award-Winning Reporting Spawns Booknew

Mara Shalhoup's BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family, which is being published by St. Martin's Press, is due to hit stores next week. The book springs from Shalhoup's 2006 award-winning three-part series in Creative Loafing (Atlanta), "BMF: Hip-hop's shadowy empire," which examined the rise of the Black Mafia Family, a cocaine-trafficking network with ties to a music label and various violent crimes in Atlanta. BMF leaders Big Meech and his brother Southwest T are each currently serving 30-year sentences.
BMFBook.com  |  02-26-2010  10:56 am  |  Industry News

New Creative Loafing (Atlanta) Editor Talks About What's Aheadnew

Mara Shalhoup, who was named the paper's new editor-in-chief last month, says she hopes to eventually bring back the investigative pieces and longer stories that have mostly disappeared from the alt-weekly. "The in-depth, investigative pieces, they take time, and they take resources, and right now those are two things that can be of short supply," she tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "We were under the gun to build page views and have a bigger presence online. We couldn't do both at the same time." Shalhoup also notes that she will likely be hiring more staff soon, a move that CL's new ownership team says it fully supports.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution  |  02-03-2010  2:48 pm  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing (Atlanta) Names Mara Shalhoup Editor in Chiefnew

Shalhoup, who has been with the paper since 2000, will move into the EIC role from her current position as senior editor. "With Mara's rich history in the community and deep knowledge of journalism and Atlanta, she is the perfect choice to lead our editorial team," Creative Loafing (Atlanta) publisher Luann Labedz says. "Mara is a standout executive who has been a leader in innovation and is a great example of the paper's next generation of leaders."
Atlanta Business Chronicle  |  01-15-2010  10:00 am  |  Industry News

Former Creative Loafing Ad Director Offers $1 Million for Atlanta Papernew

Patrick Best, who spent four years as CL's advertising director before starting rival publication The Sunday Paper, told Atlanta Magazine's Steve Fennessy last week he's willing to pay Ben Eason $1 million for Creative Loafing (Atlanta). Fennessy notes that it is unclear whether the purchase would even be possible, given CL's Chapter 11 status, but Best says "it's not unusual for businesses that are in bankruptcy to sell off pieces of their company in order to raise capital." MORE on Creative Loafing: Former senior editor (and current shareholder) John Sugg writes about CL's "death spiral," and Creative Loafing's Mara Shalhoup responds. And departing senior writer Andisheh Nouraee discusses why he is leaving with Atlanta Progressive News.
Atlanta Magazine  |  12-01-2008  1:41 pm  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing Writer Named Atlanta's 'Journalist of the Year'new

The Atlanta Press Club bestowed the honor on senior writer Mara Shalhoup at their annual gala last week. Shalhoup was cited in part for her three-part series on the rise of the Black Mafia Family, a cocaine-trafficking network with ties to a music label and violent crimes. "Since late 2004, my editor and I knew what an important story the Black Mafia Family's was," Shalhoup says. "Creative Loafing deserves a round of applause for its devotion to publishing the series." She will receive a $1,000 prize.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta) Press Release (PDF file)  |  05-08-2007  8:28 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Mara Shalhoup: Depicting the Life of a Teenage Killer

Mara Shalhoup's award-winning feature story is a long-form narrative that often assumes the perspective of a teenage prostitute-turned-killer. It wasn't a hard article to write, Shalhoup says, and the strong response proves that readers want more stories with a human focus. This is the 34th in a "How I Got That Story" series highlighting the AltWeekly Awards' first-place winners. (FULL STORY)
Erika Beras  |  01-20-2006  8:21 pm  |  Association News

Creative Loafing and East Bay Express Pick Up Clarion Awards

The two papers swept the Newspaper Feature Story category in this year's contest, which is administered by the Association for Women in Communications. The Loaf's Mara Shalhoup won in the circulation above 100,000 category, for Learning to Hit a Lick, which also won the Feature Story category in this year's AltWeekly Awards. And the Express' Kara Platoni won in the under 100,000 category, for The Ten Million Dollar Woman. The awards were presented this weekend in Lubbock, Texas.
10-26-2005  4:50 pm  |  Industry News

AAN Papers Dominate Green Eyeshade Awardsnew

Six AAN member papers in the Southeast picked up 61 percent of the awards in SPJ's Green Eyeshade Awards' print (weekly/monthly) division. SPJ has announced the finalists for the awards, and the order of finish will be announced at the Green Eyeshade Banquet April 5. Creative Loafing Atlanta and New Times Broward-Palm Beach picked up six each, while Miami New Times snagged four. Memphis Flyer has two nominations, and Mountain Xpress and Creative Loafing Charlotte came in with one each.
SPJ news release  |  03-26-2003  12:41 pm  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing Opens File on Abusive Officernew

Mara Shalhoup got a lead on a story that's all-too-familiar, and nearly always ignored by the dailies. Tim Peck, a freelance computer guy, walked down the street from his home to get a carry-out burger at the Fox & Hounds. He left the premises in an ambulance with two broken legs after an altercation with off-duty Sheriff's Deputy Kelvin Smith. Creative Loafing's exclusive opens Deputy Smith's personnel file, and it's packed with similar incidents. Shalhoup spent a month researching and writing the story after waiting a month before Peck would agree to talk to her.
Creative Loafing Atlanta  |  08-29-2001  10:44 am  |  Industry News