AAN News

24 Things We Learned at the 2012 AAN Convention

It's been two weeks since the 2012 AAN Convention in Detroit. So what have we learned? And where do we go from here? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-22-2012  11:00 am  |  Conference News

Village Voice Media Releases True-Crime eBook

'Seven Sins: An Anthology of True Crime Stories from Village Voice Media,' pulls together some of VVM's most gripping recent true-crime reporting. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  05-23-2012  12:30 pm  |  Press Releases

AAN's 35th Annual Convention Heads to Detroit

AAN's 35th Annual Convention will take place Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-24-2012  5:00 pm  |  Conference News

The Media Oxpecker: The Ever-Expanding Job Description of the Modern Editor

The future of media is here, and it is relentlessly on-message. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-06-2012  11:00 am  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: Are Readers a Commodity or Potential Business Partners?

The Guardian turns its readers into a resource; Google launches a paywall alternative for publishers; what one journalism professor would do if he ran an alt-weekly; and what type of journalist are you? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-30-2012  2:05 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: Who Profits When News Goes Mobile?

Pew Research Center says we're living in "the age of mobile"; Why diversity initiatives based on skin color miss the point entirely; And what one former newspaper editor says she'd do if she could do it all over again. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-23-2012  11:38 am  |  Media Roundup

Village Voice Media Partners With Ticketing, Ad Management Services

Village Voice Media has partnered with TicketFly, a national ticketing provider, and Lineup Systems, an international ad management company. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  03-23-2012  1:27 pm  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: Creating the Internet We Want

On the Curator's Code, hobo symbols, and making the "web we want." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-16-2012  3:10 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: The Search for a New Business Model

What can alt-weeklies take away from the Pew's report on daily newspapers' (lack of) digital revenue? What does the iPad's "retina display" mean for publishers? Given the ongoing gender disparity in newsrooms, how did NPR become a hotbed for female journalists? And the Oxpecker turns 1. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-09-2012  2:53 pm  |  Media Roundup

Seattle Weekly Goes Kindlenew

Seattle Weekly is allowing readers to subscribe on their Kindle devices for a monthly fee.
Seattle Weekly  |  03-08-2012  10:49 am  |  Industry News

AAN Launches Content Exchange Platform with Cont3nt.com

The AltWeeklies Content Exchange allows AAN members to collect a stream of video and photo content from their local communities, share content with other weeklies, and giving weeklies the tools to generate a new revenue stream by licensing their media to national and international outlets. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-02-2012  3:08 pm  |  Association News

The Media Oxpecker: How to Activate the Facebook Timeline for Your Company Page

Facebook's timeline format comes to brand pages; How Google's latest search changes affect local businesses; and why the time it takes for a website to load can make or break it. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-02-2012  2:22 pm  |  Media Roundup

Chicago Reader Introduces New Websitenew

The new website includes added features and expandable calendars to help readers plan cultural and music outings.
Chicago Reader  |  03-01-2012  3:09 pm  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: In Defense of Aggregation

The newsonomics of hyperlocal; putting the "non" in non-profit news; and the huge chasm between where we spend our time and where advertisers are spending their money. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-24-2012  3:45 pm  |  Media Roundup

Sales Webinar: Strategies for Building Online Revenue

Join Louise Phelps from Phelps Cutler Media Associates for a webinar that will dive into effective strategies for growing online display revenue. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-21-2012  1:06 pm  |  Association News