AAN News

The Media Oxpecker: Are You a 'Standout' on Google News?

More on Facebook's makeover, Groupon tries to fix its loyalty problem, and are you a "standout" on Google News? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-30-2011  3:06 pm  |  Media Roundup

Village Voice Media Cuts Editorial Staff, Cites Economic Challenges

Editorial staffers at City Pages (Twin Cities), Dallas Observer, OC Weekly, Seattle Weekly, and SF Weekly are hit. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-28-2011  12:53 pm  |  Industry News

The Long-Form Renaissance

While long-form journalism's 'resurgence' may be over-hyped, technology is changing how people access it. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-26-2011  8:00 am  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: Facebook Announces Major Changes, Again

How will Facebook's new "Timeline" profile and real-time ticker affect news organizations? How will news organizations affect what you see on the new real-time ticker on Facebook's homepage? All of the Facebook questions you never knew you had, and more. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-23-2011  4:30 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: The Web's Walking Dead

Why are AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo forming an ad alliance? Is giving away Android tablets an effective strategy for luring new readers? And why are people raving about The Boston Globe's new website? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-16-2011  4:46 pm  |  Media Roundup

Facebook Adds Subscribe Button, Reduces Awkwardnessnew

Facebook's new "subscription" feature addresses two awkward issues facing journalists: Whether to accept friend requests from readers and whether to set up a personal Fan Page.
Facebook  |  09-14-2011  2:19 pm  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: The AOL-Yahoo Hot Mess

The dysfunction at AOL and Yahoo takes the spotlight, Groupon reconsiders its public offering, and the Los Angeles Times freezes vacation accrual for its employees until Christmas. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-09-2011  5:45 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: 'Always Be Looking'

Washington Post metro reporters now "get to work from home, forever." Web traffic to daily deal sites plummets. And Jack Shafer says you'll probably be laid off later this afternoon. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-02-2011  12:05 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: The Belt-Tightening Continues

In the wake of this week's layoffs at Slate, is it time to reconsider its general interest model? Are Groupon's flaws the result of poor management, or are they more systemic? And can you tell the difference between the social media guidelines of the U.S. Army and ESPN? A pop quiz awaits! (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-26-2011  2:12 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: Notes From Beyond the Paywall

Why do people pay for the New York Times online when its paywall is so easy to get around? How much are people now willing to pay for news content? And why are some digital news startups branching out into print? READ ON. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-19-2011  4:23 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: The Tragic, Untimely Death of Groupon's Adjusted CSOI

Groupon's adjusted CSOI is officially out. AOL's inexpensive shares are surprisingly in. And Gannett makes a bid to be next season's "it" brand. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-12-2011  3:30 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Big Deal: How Alts Are Responding to the Online Coupon Trend

A new day, a new daily deal site; Groupon, LivingSocial, BuyWithMe, Woot -- and probably 15 more since the start of this sentence. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-11-2011  11:00 am  |  Industry News

Tackling the Tablet: Advice from Three Early Adopters

With custom tablet publishing now the talk of the digital journalism world, we catch up with three AAN members -- NOW Magazine, Gambit and Colorado Springs Independent -- that have already unveiled apps for iPad and other e-readers to find out what they've learned. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-08-2011  10:48 am  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: Twitter's 'Absolutely Filthy Bathroom Wall'

Google News gets (kinda) human while Google+ piles on the users, the problem with promoted tweets, and building "a newsroom time machine." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-05-2011  11:00 am  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: Groupon's Bullshit Accounting

The early success of the New York Times paywall, Groupon's "bullshit accounting" principles, and Gannett makes a play for the daily deal space. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-29-2011  3:23 pm  |  Media Roundup