AAN News

San Francisco Bay Guardian Shuts Down

The San Francisco Bay Guardian will publish its final issue this week. (FULL STORY)
SFBG  |  10-14-2014  2:26 pm  |  Industry News

Arkansas Times Celebrates 40th Anniversarynew

How the Arkansas Times survived poverty, the Dixie Mafia, the U.S. Supreme Court and Mike Huckabee.
Arkansas Times  |  09-19-2014  12:00 pm  |  Industry News

How I Got That Story: Uncovering Boston's Secret Surveillance Program

How Dig Boston uncovered the city's secret project to test controversial facial recognition software at a major concert. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-17-2014  11:40 am  |  Industry News

AAN Urges FCC to Maintain an Open Internet

The comments were submitted in response to tentative changes to "net neutrality" rules put forth by the FCC in May. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-17-2014  3:00 pm  |  Industry News

Dig Boston Publishers to Host Medical Marijuana Conferencenew

Jeff Lawrence and Marc Shepard will host the first ever New England Cannabis Convention in Boston, welcoming businesses and speakers to the table to help tackle the difficult lingering questions about the laws surrounding medicinal marijuana, and explain where the industry is headed.
Boston Magazine  |  09-08-2014  12:00 pm  |  Industry News

Creative Loafing Charlotte to be Soldnew

SouthComm, Inc. has reached an agreement with Charles Womack of Womack Newspapers, Inc. to acquire the assets of Creative Loafing Charlotte.
Creative Loafing Charlotte  |  08-19-2014  5:59 pm  |  Industry News

How Riverfront Times is Covering the Chaos in Fergusonnew

"Alt-weeklies are all about telling the stories of American cities, and this is an important moment in an American city."
Poynter  |  08-18-2014  5:30 pm  |  Industry News

Metro US Acquires Philadelphia City Papernew

Metro US — owner of free daily tabloids in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia — has purchased Philadelphia City Paper.
Philly Mag  |  08-14-2014  1:10 pm  |  Industry News

Picking Up the Pieces: What Alts Can and Should Do When Daily Papers Explode

How can weeklies that have been the so-called alternative to dominant dailies fill the void when those dailies are no longer daily? There's clearly room for some alts to capitalize on the holes left when the big guys become a lot less big, especially when it comes to news. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-12-2014  1:30 pm  |  Industry News

Best of Charleston Ballot Generates $170Knew

The 2014 Best of Charleston ballot received 900,000 votes.
Second Street  |  08-08-2014  11:09 am  |  Industry News

Mike Sager's Tips for Storytelling

Mike Sager talks about reporting, "The Devil and John Holmes," and provides some profanity-laced pointers on how to craft kick-ass stories that linger. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-07-2014  2:00 pm  |  Industry News

Community is King: Lagniappe Gives Its Readers 'a Little Something Extra'

How the 12-year-old bi-weekly Lagniappe capitalized on Advance Publications' decision to cut daily publication in Mobile, Ala. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-31-2014  11:30 am  |  Industry News

Formal Complaint Filed After San Diego CityBeat Reports of Pepper Spray Abuse in Juvenile Hallsnew

A coalition of civil rights groups is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the overuse of pepper spray in San Diego County juvenile detention facilities.
San Diego CityBeat  |  07-29-2014  4:15 pm  |  Industry News

AAN Convention Features Digital Wins and New Projectsnew

The recent AAN Convention in Nashville highlighted the digital successes of alternative media, including multimedia stories, digital services, crowdfunded projects and social media, as AAN also announced the launch of a mobile advertising platform.
NetNewsCheck  |  07-21-2014  11:20 am  |  Industry News

AAN Papers Pick America's Worst Politicians

On Independence Day, 50 writers and editors of the alternative press from across the land will name the worst elected leaders from 23 of the largest states and the District of Columbia. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-01-2014  3:00 pm  |  Industry News