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Erik Wemple (born August 18, 1964) is an award winning media critic at The Washington Post.
In 2004, Wemple was the co-recipient with Josh Levin of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies for his media reporting-- the top journalism award for alternative journalism.
He was raised in Schenectady, New York and attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, graduating in 1986. In 1986-87 Wemple taught and coached sports at Trinity Pawling School, in Pawling, New York. In the fall of 1987, he moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue graduate studies at Georgetown University. From January 1999 to November 2000, he wrote the paper's well regarded political column, Loose Lips, after having contributed articles to the paper for a few years. Before becoming editor of Washington City Paper, he was Washington correspondent for Inside.com and CableWorld magazine.
- Association of Alternative Newsweeklies: Media Reporting (2004). Shared with co-author Josh Levin, for their article "Off Target" published in Washington City Paper.
- "Erik Wemple", brief biography in the People Directory of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN), accessed August 29, 2007. (Inc. hyperlinked archive to "In the News" articles by and about Wemple and his AAN award and honorable mention.)
- Motoko Rich, "Before He Moves In, The Village Voice's Editor Moves On", The New York Times, June 16, 2006, accessed April 11, 2008.
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