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Weekly wins seven statewide newspaper awards

Original post made on Jul 15, 2007

The Palo Alto Weekly picked up five first-place and two second-place awards from the California Newspaper Publishers' Association Saturday while its sister paper, the Almanac, received a coveted general excellence award for mid-size weeklies statewide.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2007 at 4:02 pm

Congratulations to all.

Particularly congratulations to my personal favorite, Norbert von de Groeben (I especially love the name) who I really enjoy seeing at events around town with his camera and also in our neighborhood walking his dog.

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Posted by Quine
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 16, 2007 at 2:20 pm

Well-deserved. The Weekly has grown and matured along with available technology.

Don't let your guard down, Weekly - keep charging forward. More real-time information; more extensibility to portable devices; more individual, controversial, noteworthy blogs (this needs work and development) from people with strong, informed opinions; more hard-hitting front pages (gee, enough about "art" on the front page already! - I love Art, but there's a limit); more youthful voices represented, in ways that do more than mimic the stereotypical mage that we have about youth; more on seniors as people who are living, and thriving - instead of simply "hanging"; more unusual angles on sport; how about Weekly 'broadcasts? - I'll do it!; and so on...

maybe I should start my own newspaper, or opinion pages, or whatever? Hmmmmm......

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Posted by Researcher
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 16, 2007 at 3:21 pm

Alas, it seems the Newspaper Publishers' Association must not have looked at the Best of Palo Alto survey when they gave their first place web site award. For each category (best burrito, best ice cream, etc.), the PAW provided a list of some, but not all, of the local businesses serving that category. Because people are more inclined to choose a business from a list than to write-in another business not on the list, the eventual results will be biased in favor of the particular businesses the PAW has chosen to list. The results of this year's Best of survey certainly won't be influencing my dining and shopping dollars.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2007 at 3:29 pm

I beg to differ with the poster above. My survey selections were not influenced by what was there, quite often I had no experience of the businesses that were listed. I nearly always listed my opinion from my own experience.

It would be interesting to hear how others voted now that the votes are all in.

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Posted by Underwhelmed
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 16, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Researcher, not only that, but the write-ins won't count until next year.
And the newspaper spread encouraging people to vote is surrounded by advertisements from last year's winners! It's scandalously biased. Heavens forbid that an establishment that isn't an advertiser will win.

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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.