AAN News

The Media Oxpecker: Cynical Traffic-Trawling is Bad for the Soul (and other lessons learned while favela paintballing)

David Carr explains why SOPA is a bad idea; Gannett equips its employees with iPads and iPhones; and a surprise candidate for the Most Sought-After Demographic Group of 2012. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  01-06-2012  2:54 pm  |  Media Roundup

2012 AltWeekly Awards Now Accepting Entries

The 2012 AltWeekly Awards is now accepting entries. The deadline to submit entries to the contest site is Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11 pm (EST). (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  01-04-2012  4:55 pm  |  Association News

Seattle Weekly Launches Kindle Version of Music Magnew

Seattle Weekly's music magazine Reverb Monthly is now available on the Kindle and Kindle Fire.
Seattle Weekly  |  01-03-2012  1:07 pm  |  Industry News

2011: Oh, the Stories You've Viewed!

'Tis the season of lists, so let's count down the most-viewed AAN News stories of 2011. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-27-2011  11:06 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Super-Low Rates for 2012 AAN Web Conferencenew

The early registration rate for AAN members is $99 per person. After January 13, the rates go up by $100 per person. We have a killer lineup of sessions planned for you, and more sessions are being added daily.
AAN  |  12-23-2011  6:24 pm  |  Conference News

The Media Oxpecker: Rethinking the Pyramid of Desirable Media Jobs

What does it look like when a news story "shows its work"? Does compensating bloggers based on pageviews encourage them to write offensive material? And is working at the New York Times no longer the end-all, be-all job for journalists? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-16-2011  6:05 pm  |  Media Roundup

2012 AltWeekly Awards Entry Period, Wild Card Category Announced

The 2012 AltWeekly Awards will begin accepting entries on January 4, 2012. The deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, February 1, 2012. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-14-2011  1:01 pm  |  Association News

AAN Adds More Tools For Journalists, Web Managers

We've added new tools to the resources section of our website to help AAN members navigate the ever-changing landscape of journalism in the digital age. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-13-2011  1:22 pm  |  Association News

AAN Web Conference Rates So Low, We're Practically Paying You To Go

AAN is offering super-low registration rates for the 2012 Web Conference in San Francisco because we want your cheeks in the seats. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-12-2011  4:20 pm  |  Conference News

The Media Oxpecker: Google and the Death of Content Farms

Yahoo sends 75,000 content farm articles into retirement; shield law doesn't apply to "Internet blogs," says judge; advertising execs prepare for a bleak 2012; and Groupon (allegedly) sinks to a new low. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-09-2011  3:42 pm  |  Media Roundup

New York Press Redux?new

Manhattan Media CEO Tom Allon says the company will unveil "a new incarnation" of the nypress.com website in early 2012.
Capital New York  |  12-07-2011  10:32 am  |  Industry News

Village Voice Media Offers Digital Fellowships for Minority Journalists

Village Voice Media, in conjunction with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, is offering an intensive, eight-week, paid summer fellowship for minority students concentrating on web and digital media. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  12-05-2011  11:10 am  |  Press Releases

The Media Oxpecker: The Inevitability of Facebook's Commenting System

Two major news sites jump on the Facebook Comments bandwagon; another gloomy winter for Gannett employees; and what The Economist can teach us about reader identity in the age of the tablet. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-02-2011  2:55 pm  |  Media Roundup

2012 Web Conference, Annual Convention Dates Set

AAN's Web Conference will return to San Francisco January 26-28, 2012. The Annual Convention will take place in Detroit from June 7-9, 2012. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-01-2011  4:40 pm  |  Conference News