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SHEILA ALEXANDER-REID joined the staff of THE WASHINGTON BLADE as its Vice President of Strategic Branding and Digital Initiatives. She will spearhead sales efforts across the Blade’s digital properties as well as sell advertising in the weekly print edition. Previously, she worked as Director of Strategic Engagement at weekly alternative WASHINGTON CITY PAPER.
BOBBY BLAIR, founder of MMP WORLDWIDE which publishes AGENDA: FLORIDA EDITION as well as other publications, celebrated his 50th birthday in the pages of the newspaper’s October 22, 2014, edition.
Mark’s List founder Mark Haines
MARK HAINES, founder of South Florida-based website MARK’S LIST, died on November 14, 2014, after a truck hit his car on U.S. 1 on Grassy Key in the Florida Keys. He was 54.
JOE NICHOLSON, the openly gay reporter at the New York Post who came out in 1980 (a first for a big city daily newspaper), died on October 8, 2014, of cancer. He was 71.
SAN DIEGO LGBT WEEKLY is the winner of nine 2014 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the San Diego Press Club. They are:
First Place, Non-Daily Newspapers: Front Page Design
First Place, Non-Daily Newspapers: Investigative Reporting
First Place, Non-Daily Newspapers: Multicultural
Second Place, Non-Daily Newspapers: Political/Government
Second Place, Non-Daily Newspapers: Health & Medicine
Second Place, Non-Daily Newspapers: Essay/Commentary/Opinion
Third Place, Non-Daily Newspapers: Feature Layout Design
Third Place, Non-Daily Newspapers: Profile
Third Place, Non-Daily Newspapers: Travel
UNITE BUSINESS, based in Nashville, Tenn., has entered into a licensing agreement to launch UNITE CINCINNATI. That publication would join UNITE NASHVILLE and UNITE INDIANAPOLIS under the same umbrella.
THE WASHINGTON BLADE, based in Washington, D.C, received the annual Making D.C. History Award in the category of Local Media from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. The award was presented at a November 5, 2014, ceremony at the organization’s headquarters in the Carnegie Library Building in downtown Washington.

THE WISCONSIN GAZETTE, based in Milwaukee, Wisc., celebrated its fifth birthday in its November 13, 2014, edition.
Volume 16
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