Tiffany Shackelford

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Tiffany Shackelford joined AAN as Executive Director in November 2010. Since then she has focused on pushing the alternative media industry forward through: research and development of smart digital tools; strategic partnering for monetization streams; community and demographics development and reminding the public of the importance of local media which speaks truth to power.

Previously, she was the director of communications and marketing at Phase2 Technology, where she built and oversaw a robust publishing practice. From 2007 - 2010, she also served as Executive Director of Capitolbeat, the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, a group she helped found in 1999. Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Managing Editor at a nonprofit, nonpartisan online news site affiliated with the Pew Research Center that reports on emerging trends and issues in state policy and politics.

Tiffany established and is a co-organizer of the Washington DC area Online News Association group which now numbers over 1500, and was the 2008 co-chair for the ONA annual conference. In addition, she has consulted for multiple media organizations including News21, KQED and the International Women’s Media Foundation. She is on the advisory board for The Project for Improved Environmental Coverage, and had advised multiple news nonprofits and startups.

In the mid-1990s she worked on the staff of the Democratic Leadership Council and Progressive Policy Institute. She is a certified meeting planner, a certified grant-writer and a published poet.