Robert Arial Takes 2023 AAN Award

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) announced the winner of their 2023 awards.

Celebrating excellence in local journalism, these awards recognize outstanding reporting, writing, photography, and multimedia storytelling across various categories.

In the cartoon division Robert Ariail of The Charleston City Paper took first place for

– “Marshall law; Lindsey; Vaccine; Shell; sycophant”
Judge’s comment: “Relevant current commentary. Particularly found the “shells” panel to be a fresh look at gun violence.”

© Robert Ariail

Other finalists were:

Second Place: Seven Days – Tim Newcomb


Third Place: Charleston City Paper – Steve Stegelin

Read the full announcement, and all the other winners and finalists at AAN.

UPDATE: The Charleston City Paper celebrates Robert’s win.