AAN 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

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

Boulder Weekly Editor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from Regional SPJnew

Boulder Weekly editor Pamela White has received one of the top honors given by the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), a lifetime achievement award called "Keeper of the Flame."
Boulder Weekly  |  04-21-2011  3:01 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Woody Harrelson and NOW Tweak Toronto Mayor on This Week's Cover

Woody Harrelson appears nude on the cover of this week's NOW Magazine, holding only a copy of the now-infamous NOW issue featuring a Photoshopped image of Toronto mayor Rob Ford. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-21-2011  10:33 am  |  Industry News

Westword Pot Critic Helps Change Colorado Driving-While-Stoned Bill

A Colorado Senate committee this week amended a proposed bill that would have set THC driving limits, saying the limit needed further study, thanks to an assist from Westword's pot critic. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-20-2011  2:40 pm  |  Industry News

Mountain Xpress Director of Business Development Departs

Longtime advertising leader James Fisher is leaving the Mountain Xpress. Since joining the paper in 1995, he has been an ad rep, sales manager, ad director and most recently, director of business development. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-20-2011  11:29 am  |  Industry News

Boise Weekly Distributes Free Condoms in Latest Issue

In what publisher Sally Freeman is calling the "largest distribution of condoms ever" in Idaho's history, Boise Weekly is including a free condom in each copy of this week's issue. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-20-2011  9:07 am  |  Industry News

AAN-Commissioned 'Tax Myths' Piece Crashes Willamette Week's Website

Traffic to David Cay Johnston's piece on tax myths, which ran in 40 alt-weeklies last week, caused Willamette Week's website to crash for about three hours Monday. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-20-2011  8:23 am  |  Industry News

Five AAN Members Pick Up Regional SPJ Awards

Five alt-weeklies were among the recent winners of The Society of Professional Journalists 2011 Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism Awards, covering Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-20-2011  7:51 am  |  Honors & Achievements

NOW Files Integrity Complaint Against Toronto Mayor

The publishers of NOW Magazine have filed a complaint with Toronto's integrity commissioner in response to Mayor Rob Ford's alleged attempt to have all copies of the March 31 edition of the magazine removed from city facilities. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-19-2011  10:03 am  |  Industry News

Miami New Times Columnist Running for Mayor

Miami New Times' most famous columnist -- former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell -- is running for mayor of Miami-Dade County. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-19-2011  9:06 am  |  Industry News

LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold is a 2011 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

When the Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists were announced today, there was a familiar alt-weekly name on the list: LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold was one of two finalists for criticism, a category Gold won in 2007. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-18-2011  6:11 pm  |  Industry News

Former Arkansas Official: I Resigned After Being Told to Dodge Alt-Weekly's FOIA Request

Teresa Belew, the former executive assistant to Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin, says she quit after being told to delete a sensitive email rather than release it to the Arkansas Times under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-18-2011  10:05 am  |  Industry News

Willamette Week Brings On Award-Winning Investigative Reporter as News Editor

Brent Walth, who shared in a Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting while at The Oregonian, has been named Willamette Week's news editor. He replaces Hank Stern, who is leaving the paper to work for the county. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-18-2011  8:30 am  |  Industry News