Westword wins five AAN awards, proves paying off judges still works*
*Just kidding. Maybe.
The degenerates at this humble (but glossy!) rag took home five awards at the recent Association of Alternative Newsweeklies annual conference in Tuscon, where it was decided for the 14th straight year that, yes, being free and having ads for massages and pot lawyers is still totally the way to go.
The winners (all in the largest-circulation division):
"The Good Soldier" by Joel Warner
First Place, Feature Story
"Father of Invention" by Joel Warner
Third Place, Feature Story
"State of Emergency" by Jared Jacang Maher
Second Place, Investigative Reporting
Second Place, Media Reporting/Criticism
Third Place, Cartoon
Download a full list of the winners here. And if you see these guys at the bar, make sure to ask them for money. These things do come with a cash prize, don't they?
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