white noise

by Brian Clarey

News and views from inside the media bubble


The big news in the alternative newsmedia industry is that for just the third time this century — and the seventh time in history — an alt-weekly writer has won a Pulitzer Prize. Eli Sanders of the Seattle Stranger won First Place in the Feature Writing category for his story “The bravest woman in Seattle,” a nar rative about a woman who survived a brutal attack that took her partner’s life, beating out stories from dailies like the New York Times and the Virginian-Pilot. Other Pulitzer-winning alts are the Boston Phoenix (1994), LA Weekly (2007), the Village Voice (1981, 1986, 2000) and Willamette Week (2005). Read it at