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"We sell community. We sell connection. That's what a good alt-weekly can still provide to its readership."new

Christine Oreskovich, publisher of The Coast in Halifax, says that strong community ties have helped her publication thrive.
Marketing Magazine  |  05-17-2013  9:42 am  |  Industry News

Media Oxpecker: May 17, 2013

Breaking News introduces sponsored content; the real significance of location-based data; and the New Yorker's new tool for anonymous tipsters. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  05-17-2013  12:20 pm  |  Media Roundup

AAN Joins Protest Against DOJ Subpoena of Associated Press Phone Records

AAN has signed on to a Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press letter protesting the overbroad subpoena of two months of phone records of the Associated Press. (FULL STORY)
WTFDOJ  |  05-14-2013  4:38 pm  |  Legal News

Media Oxpecker: Beyond Gloom and Doom

The case for creative risk-taking, investing in long stories, and avoiding the tendency to fall for the "next biggest thing" to save journalism. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  05-10-2013  2:45 pm  |  Media Roundup

Santa Fe Reporter Publisher Andy Dudzik to Departnew

Dudzik will stay with the paper through the summer to ensure a smooth transition.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  05-09-2013  3:11 pm  |  Industry News

Village Voice Editors Resignnew

New York Times  |  05-09-2013  1:39 pm  |  Industry News

Chicago Sun-Times to Replace Weekend Section with Chicago Reader Contentnew

"Anyone who still thinks of the Reader as an alternative to the dailies will have to strain hard to think it when some of the Reader shows up each week in one of them."
Chiacgo Reader  |  05-07-2013  1:55 pm  |  Industry News

Group Collecting Donations for Recovery of Designer Bob Newman

Bob Newman — design consultant, frequent AAN convention speaker, and a staunch supporter of alt-weekly design work — has been hospitalized after suffering severe head trauma and spending two weeks in a coma. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  05-06-2013  12:22 pm  |  Industry News

Media Oxpecker: Cold Hard Media News presented by Duff Beer

A twelve-pack of media industry news items on ESPN The Magazine's foray into sponsored content, the Knight Foundation's effort to measure the social impact of news, and how the digital media industry indirectly benefits from porn. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  05-03-2013  2:30 pm  |  Media Roundup

Former Boston Phoenix Staffers Start Online Alt-Weeklynew

The Media is an ad-free, online weekly started by former Boston Phoenix assistant music editor Liz Pelly.
The Media  |  05-02-2013  3:47 pm  |  Industry News

Charleston City Paper Rejects Larry Flynt Adnew

Flynt is endorsing the congressional campaign of South Carolina ex-Governor Mark Sanford, calling him "America’s great sex pioneer."
Charleston City Paper  |  05-01-2013  5:00 pm  |  Industry News

Media Oxpecker: Why the New York Times Still Can't Have It All

BuzzFeed doubles down on breaking news; a new tool for detecting press release rewrites; and the perception of women in newsroom leadership positions. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-26-2013  2:00 pm  |  Media Roundup

Four Alt-Weekly Writers Among 2012 Livingston Finalists

Timothy Bolger, Katrina Longworth, Terrence McCoy, and Patrick Michels are finalists for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. (FULL STORY)
Livingston Awards  |  04-25-2013  4:03 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Four Alt-Weeklies Win SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Awards

The Colorado Springs Independent, Houston Press, Miami New Times and The Texas Observer have each won Sigma Delta Chi Awards from the national Society of Professional Journalists. (FULL STORY)
SPJ  |  04-23-2013  3:15 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Calif. Appeals Court Affirms Ruling in Favor of Santa Barbara Independent Editor

The decision affirms a 2011 ruling that Santa Barbara Independent publisher Randy Campbell sell his stake in the paper to editor-in-chief Marianne Partridge. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-19-2013  6:50 pm  |  Legal News