OffBeat in the Club

This year’s Excellence in Journalism Awards banquet presented by the Press Club of New Orleans takes place Saturday, July 16 at the Harrah’s Casino Theater, and OffBeat will be up for seven awards that night. Editor Alex Rawls is up for Best Entertainment Feature, Art Director Elsa Hahne is up for Best Cover, and Consulting Editor John Swenson’s a finalist for Best Critical Review for his review of Anders Osborne’s American Patchwork.

In the Internet categories, Publisher Jan Ramsey and Alex Rawls go head-to-head for Best Feature-Affiliated Blog (with WWL-TV’s blog rounding out the field). OffBeat is also a finalist in Best Social Media and Best Email Update for the Weekly Beat email newsletter.

Wish us luck.