Congratulations to 5280, which recently won three national City and Regional Magazine Awards, including the prestigious Excellence in Writing honor. 5280 bested larger publications in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and Philadelphia in the Excellence in Writing category, in the Reader Service category, and in the Writer of the Year category, which went to senior staff writer Robert Sanchez.
Congratulations to Sharon Linhart, who was named the 49th most powerful person in Denver.
5280 has added Stacey Brugeman as its new restaurant critic. Brugeman has been in the food business for more than a decade and she holds a masters degree in food studies from New York University and an Intermediate Certificate in Wine from the International Wine Center. Before joining 5280, Brugeman held editorial positions at Saveur and Food & Wine in New York City. Brugeman’s work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Men’s Journal, Natural Health, and The Denver Post.
As publisher, Spreeuw will be responsible for sales, marketing, production, and operations for all of the company’s titles. And as editorial director, Van Dyke will oversee 5280 Publishing’s four titles: 5280 magazine, 5280 Health, 5280 Traveler, and 5280 Home.
Katie Shapiro, who formerly handled public relations for Denver Magazine before it was acquired by 5280, has officially launched Katie Shapiro Media, a boutique agency that focuses on freelance writing, public relations and events. Clients include SOL (The Store of Lingerie) in Cherry Creek, 303 magazine, Aspen Film, and Reel Social Club.
5280 magazine won a City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) Award for the Best Magazine Redesign at the recent Annual CRMA Conference Awards Dinner. The competition was open to members of CRMA and other city and regional magazines throughout North America that qualified.