City Pages looking for experienced freelance writers

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Are you passionate about longform journalism? City Pages is seeking experienced freelance writers to contribute to our coverage of news, science and technology, sports, arts, media, food, and politics. We offer competitive pay and a chance to write smart, savvy journalism in the Twin Cities.

Our stories range from 2,500 to 5,000 words and take the form of investigative pieces, profiles, histories, and character-driven narratives that appeal to our diverse audience. Contributors should have experience pitching strong stories with a clear understanding of subject and angle, as well as an ability to report them. Most of all, we're looking for fresh voices with interesting perspectives.

Email us with a brief cover letter, samples of your work, and one or two pitches for feature stories. We look forward to meeting you.


9/11 truthers have full-page ad in City Pages [IMAGE]

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On the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group called Minnesota 9/11 Truth wants you to think again about what happened that day.

SEE ALSO: FEMA yanks Minn. coloring book with 9/11 terror attack image

The group has a full-page ad just inside the back cover of today's City Pages print edition raising suspicions about the circumstances of the collapse of the World Trade Center #7 building.

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Association of Food Journalists names City Pages finalist for national award

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The Association of Food Journalists named the finalists in its prestigious AFJ Awards yesterday and City Pages was among the honored.

City Pages writers Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen are finalists for "Best Story on Food Policy or Food Issues" for their cover story, "Milk Money."

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City Pages named finalist for three 2013 AAN Awards

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The City Pages has made the final cut for three 2013 Association of Alternative Newsmedia awards.

We're proud to announce that Reed Fischer's Gimme Noise music blog, last year's "Reinventing the Wheel" cover story, and former art director Mike Kooiman's cover designs are finalists in the Music Blog, Multimedia, and Cover Design categories, respectively.

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Andy Mannix's Chris Kluwe profile wins GLAAD Outstanding Newspaper Article award

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Andy Mannix's October profile of Vikings punter and gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe has been recognized by GLAAD as 2012's Outstanding Newspaper Article.

SEE ALSO: Andy Mannix's Chris Kluwe profile is a GLAAD Media Awards finalist

The profile, titled "Game Changer," beat out four other nominees for the award, including entries from the Boston Globe and New York Times.

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Andy Mannix's Chris Kluwe profile is a GLAAD Media Awards finalist

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Mannix's Kluwe profile helped "bring us closer to equality," writes GLAAD.
Andy Mannix's "Game Changer" is one of five nominees for GLAAD's "Outstanding Newspaper Article" of the year.

FROM JUNE: City Pages wins 15 first place SPJ awards -- a new record

The October cover feature profiled Chris Kluwe, the Vikings punter who helped defeat Minnesota's proposed ban of same sex-marriage with his outspoken advocacy of gay rights.

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Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART II]

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Special thanks to web editor and images maestro Tatiana Craine.
It's Christmas, so here's our gift to you: The second part of our top Blotter posts of 2012 list.

:::: SEE ALSO :::: Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART I]

Hey, beats a lump of coal or paying $200 for a plastic bag full of Brett Favre's pubes, doesn't it?

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Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART I]

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Special thanks to web editor and images maestro Tatiana Craine.
Thanks for sharing a part of your news-consuming life with us.
With 2012 in its waning days and the world apparently not at an end, it's time to sift through the nearly 2,000 City Pages Blotter posts published this year in order to take a look at the top stories.

:::: SEE ALSO :::: Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART II]

This top 10 list is based loosely on our traffic numbers, with added consideration given to stories that we think will go down as the year's most memorable (and as unforgettable as photos of Brett Favre's penis and Karen Alloy's naked body are, we don't think they quite make the cut). We'll roll out the list in two installments, each featuring five stories, with an honorable mentions mentioned throughout.

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Tune in to Blotter tonight for City Pages' election coverage

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We'll be live-blogging tonight's election results right here on Blotter, complete with results, analysis, and reaction from some of Minnesota's major political players.

Our coverage will feature Andy Mannix reporting live from the Vote No election-night event at St. Paul's River Centre, Olivia LaVecchia live from the MNGOP's party at the Bloomington Hilton, and Erika Wolf live from the Jim Graves event up in St. Cloud, with yours truly live-blogging about major developments throughout the night.

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City Pages has new owners: Voice Media Group

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City Pages and its 12 sister papers have been sold by Village Voice Media, which retains ownership of Backpage.com, the online classifieds site.

The new company, Voice Media Group, is based in Denver and led by CEO Scott Tobias, who put together the private equity package to execute the buyout. Christine Brennan, VVM's longtime executive managing editor, will oversee editorial as executive editor.

"Voice Media Group will center its attention on the growth of the renowned weekly publications and continue its expansion into new and exciting mobile and online platforms," Tobias said in a press release.

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