- The Hook (newspaper)
name = The Hook
caption = The
2007-02-22(#0608) front page of "The Hook"
ceased publication =
owners = Independent
publisher = Hawes Spencer
headquarters = 100 Second Street NW
website = [http://readthehook.com/ readthehook.com]
"The Hook" is a weekly
newspaperpublished in Charlottesville, Virginiaand distributed throughout Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. It was founded in 2002 by a number of former employees of another Charlottesville weekly, "C-ville Weekly," including its co-founder and editor Hawes Spencer.
In 2007, "The Hook" won the
Virginia Press AssociationAward for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service, the VPA's highest honor. [cite news | url= http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/03/29/NEWS-VPANorfolk-D.rtf.aspx | title= Banquet bonanza: Hook, T-D take top prizes at VPA | date=2007-03-29 | accessdate=2007-06-12 | publisher= The Hook weekly]
"The Hook" features include the "HotSeat" (in which Charlottesville notables answer questions about everything from what's in their refrigerator to their most embarrassing moments), "4BetterOrWorse" (an often humorous summary of local and national news items), and the "Culture Calendar".
webcamshows the streetscape of Charlottesville's Downtown Mall, a pedestrian promenade that includes the local Ice Parkand Jefferson and Paramount theaters
In addition to print, "The Hook" branched out into other media in 2006 with the launch of its
blogand weekly podcast.
* [http://www.readthehook.com/ The Hook]
* [http://www.thehook.net/ The Hook's newsblog]
* [http://readthehook.com/webcam.html webcam]
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