The JFP a Finalist for 4 National Altweekly Awards | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

The JFP a Finalist for 4 National Altweekly Awards

The Capital Towers building on Congress Street.

The Capital Towers building on Congress Street. Photo by Jacob Fuller.

The Jackson Free Press is a finalist for four awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia for the paper's coverage of the Michelle Byrom death-penalty case, LGBT issues across Mississippi, government transparency and accountability and opinion writing.

The final order of the finalists will be announced at AAN's annual convention this summer in Salt Lake City. Here are the categories in which the JFP placed. Visit AAN's website for links and other information.

PUBLIC SERVICE circulation under 45,000

C-Ville Weekly: Campus Safety, Sexual Assault and a Community in Crisis (I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII) by Graelyn Brashear, Lisa Provence, Courteney Stuart, and Nicolette Gendron

Jackson Free Press: Michelle Byrom: An Innocent Woman on Death Row? (I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII;IX) by Ronni Mott, R.L. Nave, Oliver E. Diaz Jr., and Donna Ladd

Reno News & Review: Fatal Encounters by D. Brian Burghart, Dennis Myers, Brad Bynum, Brian Breneman, and Jonathan Buck

Style Weekly: Caving In (I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; X) by Tom Nash

FREE SPEECH

Jackson Free Press: Fighting to Uncover Hidden PAC Money in Mississippi (I, II; III; IV; V; VI; VII;VIII; IX; X) by R.L. Nave, Anna Wolfe, and Donna Ladd

Reno News & Review: Fatal Encounters by D. Brian Burghart, Dennis Myers, Brad Bynum, Brian Breneman, Jonathan Buck

Santa Fe Reporter: SFR vs. Governor of New Mexico (I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII) by Justin Horwath and Joey Peters

LGBT / GENDER EQUALITY COVERAGE circulation under 45,000

East Bay Express: Moral Combat by Sarah Burke

INDY Week: Gay Is OK: Middle School Kids Fight to Form Gay-Straight Alliance; After Four Meetings, Gay-Straight Alliance at Stanback Middle School Eliminated; Principal Accused of Blocking Gay-Straight Alliance Resigns by Billy Ball

Jackson Free Press: And LGBTQ Rights March On in Mississippi (I; II, III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; X) by Anna Wolfe, Haley Ferretti, Kit Williamson, R.L. Nave, Joce Pritchett, Eddie Outlaw, Zack Orsborn, Donna Ladd, Trip Burns, and Dustin Cardon

COLUMN (POLITICAL) circulation under 45,000

INDY Week: The Republican Approach; McCrory's Sham Unemployment Claims; and Why Roy Cooper Should Follow His Conscience and the Law by Bob Geary

Jackson Free Press: Politics of Corruption; 'Religious Freedom'; and A Barbour's Racism by Donna Ladd

Missoula Independent: Covert Oops; Morally Exposed; and What's Walsh Good For? by Dan Brooks

Thanks to all our new JFP VIPs!

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