AAN News

J-Lab's Knight-Batten Awards Honor Innovations in Social Medianew

J-Lab recently recognized Storify and other organizations for their use of social media, data and open source software.
J-Lab  |  07-28-2011  3:28 pm  |  Industry News

Speaking Truth To Power at the 2011 AAN Convention

At the 34th annual AAN Convention in New Orleans, AAN members rebuilt relationships, formed new ones, learned about new technology, and shared their perspectives on where the alternative press is headed. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-28-2011  10:00 am  |  Association News

AAN Members Approve Name Change, Elect Zankowski As President

At the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies annual meeting on Saturday, July 23 in New Orleans, members voted unanimously to change the organization's name to Association of Alternative Newsmedia. The association also elected Colorado Springs Independent CEO Fran Zankowski as President and admitted its first online-only publication: The American Independent News Network. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-26-2011  5:33 pm  |  Association News

AAN Convention Day 2: Saints, Sinners and Winners

Only the second day of the convention and already attendees have taken to the culture of New Orleans. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-22-2011  11:48 pm  |  Association News

AAN Board of Directors Proposes Name Change

Based on a recent survey of AAN's Board of Directors, a majority supports a name change from "Association of Alternative Newsweeklies" to "Association of Alternative Newsmedia," and will ask members to vote on the change tomorrow. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-22-2011  7:18 pm  |  Association News

2011 AltWeekly Awards Winners Announced

Miami New Times, Nashville Scene, and The Village Voice led the pack of winners with three awards each. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-22-2011  5:30 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

AAN 2011 Convention Warms Up, Literally

The 34th annual AAN Convention is finally here and in full effect. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-21-2011  8:41 pm  |  Association News

Live From New Orleans: Follow the AAN Convention Here

Keep up with all of the happenings at the AAN Convention in New Orleans with the official convention mobile app, the #aan2011 hashtag, and the AAN CoverItLive live blog. Accept no substitutes. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-20-2011  12:35 pm  |  Association News

The Media Oxpecker: The Week HuffPo Became Self-Aware

This week: HuffPo's hypocrisy, social media best practices, and putting QR codes to use. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-15-2011  1:51 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: 'Reverse Ferret' Edition

The AP warns reporters not to act like human beings on social media. Patch stretches its definition of what qualifies as hyperlocal. And the Business Insider unveils a novel way to deal with unruly commenters. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-08-2011  3:22 pm  |  Media Roundup

2011 AltWeekly Awards Finalists Announced

The final rankings of the winners will be revealed on July 22 at a reception in New Orleans during AAN's 34th Annual Convention. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-05-2011  12:25 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

The Media Oxpecker: Click Here For Your Google+ Invite

Google takes another stab at social media. Another week, another overvalued tech IPO. And it was a bad week for MySpace and grammar geeks. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-01-2011  1:14 pm  |  Media Roundup

Forkfly Announces New National Sales Director and Sales Consultant

Forkfly today announced the introduction of a new national sales director, Mr. Simon Mulverhill, and sales consultant Mr. Sammy Papert. (FULL STORY)
ForkFly  |  06-30-2011  8:35 am  |  Press Releases

Seattle Police "Very Embarrassed" By The Strangernew

The Stranger posted a picture of a Seattle cop car driving around with an unsecured AR-15 semiautomatic rifle on the trunk.
The Stranger  |  06-29-2011  3:14 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

AAN in NOLA: Full Convention Schedule Released

Getting ready for AAN's Convention in New Orleans next month? Be sure to check out the full schedule, detailing the sessions and speakers for all your editorial, design, advertising and online needs. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-27-2011  11:02 am  |  Association News