Lagniappe (newspaper) Article

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Type Alternative newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s)Something Extra Publishing, Inc.
PublisherAshley Toland & Rob Holbert
FoundedJuly 24, 2002
Headquarters1102-A Dauphin St.
Mobile, AL 36604
United States

Lagniappe - "Something Extra for Mobile" - is a weekly newspaper published in Mobile, Alabama. Lagniappe was first published bi-weekly on July 24, 2002 under the guidance of co-publishers Ashley Toland and Rob Holbert, who now serve as editor and managing editor respectively. [1] Beginning April 2014, Lagniappe is published weekly. Since 2004, the Mobile Press Club has honored Lagniappe for its reporting and features. [2] Lagniappe has also won several awards in the Alabama Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, the Society of Professional Journalism's Green Eyeshades Awards and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' annual contest.

According to Nielsen/Scarborough Media surveys, Lagniappe has a weekly print readership of nearly 80,000 and a monthly web readership of 50,000 viewers, making it the most read privately owned newspaper in south Alabama. Lagniappe is distributed to more than 1,300 locations in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Regular sections in Lagniappe are news, commentary, cuisine, music, style, arts, and sports. [1]

Since 2003, Lagniappe has sponsored and hosted the annual "Nappie Awards", where favorite local people, places, and things are chosen by readers' votes. [3]


2018 Better Newspaper Contest - Alabama Press Association [4]

Year Award Place Recipient
2018 Best In-Depth News Coverage 1st Jason Johnson
2018 Best News Feature Story Coverage 1st Dale Liesch
2018 Best Humorous Column 1st Ashley Trice
2018 Best Editorial Column or Commentary 1st Robert Holbert


  1. ^ a b "About Lagniappe". Lagniappe. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Jackson native wins Mobile Press Club award". South Alabamian. July 8, 2004. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  3. ^ "Lagniappe's Nappie Awards". FOX Newsradio 710. July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  4. ^ Langan, Jaclyn. "APA Better Newspaper Contest Award Winners Announced" (PDF). Alabama Press Association. Retrieved 13 July 2018.