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Gambit Weekly

Gambit is a New Orleans, Louisiana-based free alternative weekly newspaper that was established in 1981. Gambit features reporting about local politics, news, food and drink, arts, music, film, events, environmental issues and other topics, as well as listings. Gambit publishes 36,000 papers each Tuesday, which are distributed to 400 locations in the New Orleans metro area beginning Sunday afternoon. The paper's columnists include political editor Clancy DuBos, who is also a political analyst and commentator on WWL-TV. Past columnists have included Chris Rose, Jeremy Alford, Andrei Codrescu and Ronnie Virgets. Regular features include "Opening Gambit" (political news briefs), and "Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down," weekly awards for the city's "heroes and zeroes." Gambit also publishes a weekly editorial and issues endorsements in many political races, with two notable exceptions; it does not endorse in national elections, nor does it endorse in judicial elections (on a longstanding political belief that judges should be appointed, not elected). The paper has won many local and national honors, and former Gambit writer Katy Reckdahl was awarded Hunter College's James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in 2002 for her series on the mistreatment of the homeless, and a 2002 Casey... ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:3393, Added: 07/15/2019, Last updated: 12/13/2019