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Cleveland Scene Investigation Prompts Ohio Innocence Project to Seek Release of Man Imprisoned for 39 Yearsnew

Lawyers from the Ohio Innocence Project filed motions in Cuyahoga County court on behalf of Ricky Jackson, who is now 59 years old, to finally free him from prison.
Cleveland Scene  |  03-27-2014  4:00 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Alt-Weeklies 'Invented the Tone of the Internet'new

Wisconsin Public Radio invited AAN executive director Tiffany Shackelford and Shepherd Express publisher Louis Fortis to talk about the state of alternative news media.
Wisconsin Public Radio  |  03-12-2014  4:00 pm  |  Industry News

Baltimore City Paper Acquired By Baltimore Sun Media Group

The Baltimore Sun Media Group — a subsidiary of the Tribune Company — publishes the daily Baltimore Sun, as well as several other Baltimore-area community newspapers and magazines. (FULL STORY)
Baltimore City Paper  |  02-20-2014  11:30 am  |  Industry News

Miami New Times' Tim Elfrink Wins Polk Awardnew

Elfrink's investigation led to one of the largest drug scandals in the history of Major League Baseball, resulting in the suspension of several star players including Alex Rodriguez.
Long Island University  |  02-18-2014  4:30 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

New Times Co-Founders Win $3.75 Million Settlement for 2007 False Arrestsnew

New Times co-founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin say they will use the settlement proceeds to "help those who fight the good fight against government actors who attack the most vulnerable among us."
Phoenix New Times  |  12-20-2013  5:33 pm  |  Legal News

The Alternative History of 2013: Alt-Weeklies Year in Review

Alt-weekly editors and reporters share their favorite (and least favorite) stories from 2013. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-19-2013  12:15 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Media Oxpecker: Is This Real Life?

Is viral content killing fact-checking? What time does the Facebook algorithm change start? And why one editor wants you to stop glorifying "long-form." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-13-2013  2:15 pm  |  Media Roundup

Media Oxpecker: You Won't Believe What These People Said About Snark, Viral Content, and Going Bi-Weekly

Media news you may have missed this week. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-06-2013  1:46 pm  |  Media Roundup

Voice Media Group Selects Its Best Longreads of 2013new

VMG executive associate editor Andy Van De Voorde has selected fifteen of the best longform stories to appear in Voice Media Group papers this year.
Voice Media Group  |  12-05-2013  12:20 pm  |  Industry News

Folio Weekly Names Jeffrey Billman as Editornew

Outgoing editor Denise Reagan is heading to the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.
Folio Weekly  |  12-03-2013  4:29 pm  |  Industry News

New Haven, Hartford, Fairfield Advocates Merged with Entertainment Weekly

Tribune Co. subsidiary CT1 Media has merged its three Connecticut alt-weeklies — Hartford Advocate, New Haven Advocate, and Fairfield County Weekly — with the entertainment weekly previously published by the daily Hartford Courant. (FULL STORY)
New Mass Media  |  12-03-2013  11:30 am  |  Industry News

Tommy Russo "Making Waves" on Mauinew

Honolulu Civil Beat profiles Maui Time publisher Tommy Russo in a series dedicated to Hawaii residents "who aren't afraid to make waves" in the community.
Honolulu Civil Beat  |  12-03-2013  9:00 am  |  Industry News

Four Alt-Weeklies Aim to Raise 4.7 Million for Non-Profits

Colorado Springs Independent, INDY Week, Monterey County Weekly, and Willamette Week have kicked off their annual "Give!" campaigns. (FULL STORY)
Give!  |  11-15-2013  11:45 am  |  Industry News

Brian Clarey Laid Off as Editor of YES! Weekly

Clarey had been with YES! Weekly since its launch in 2005. (FULL STORY)
YES! Weekly  |  11-06-2013  12:15 pm  |  Industry News

New Gigs For Two Alt-Weekly Vets

Former Village Voice editor Tony Ortega and Creative Loafing Charlotte editor Mark Kemp land in new spots. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-06-2013  11:30 am  |  Where Are They Now?