AAN News

Fail Fast and Bounce Back: What Alt-Weeklies Can Learn From the Startup Mentality

Publications that begin to think like startups—by eliminating their fear of small failures, embracing uncertainty as an opportunity for experimentation, and figuring out what their readers actually want—will have a better shot at success. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-17-2014  11:35 am  |  Industry News

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

New Alt-Weekly Launches in North Carolinanew

Started by former Yes! Weekly editor Brian Clarey - who wooed Yes! staff writers Eric Ginsburg and Jordan Green - Triad City Beat covers news and culture in Greensboro, High-Point and Winston Salem.
Creative Loafing Charlotte  |  03-07-2014  1:00 pm  |  Industry News

The New State of Alt Media

The printed and stapled product you pick up every week at the neighborhood indie coffee shop isn't the main event for most alts any longer. They're producing videos, making interactive online tools, publishing daily content on blogs, and using social media for live event coverage. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-26-2014  1:00 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

Metro Times New Owners Adding Staff, Growing Online Presencenew

The strategic plan also is to increase revenue at the newspaper by bolstering its online presence and possibly adding new Metro Times-branded events.
Crain's Detroit Business  |  02-20-2014  12:00 pm  |  Industry News

Extending Newspaper Brands Through Online Radionew

With many of the large major metropolitan newspapers cutting their budgets, alt-weeklies have become the arts and entertainment newspapers in the community. It is only natural for them to run a radio station as a way to broaden the appeal of what they already provide to the community.
BackboneRadio.com  |  01-30-2014  4:00 pm  |  Industry News

New Publisher for the Santa Barbara Independentnew

Joseph Cole appointed after four-year-old ownership lawsuit concludes.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  01-16-2014  5:00 pm  |  Industry News

Willamette Week Raises $128,640 on 'Giving Tuesday'

Willamette Week's Give!Guide, now in its 10th year, aims to encourage the giving habit in readers under the age of 36. (FULL STORY)
Willamette Week  |  12-05-2013  3:02 pm  |  Industry News

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

The Stranger Kicks Off 2013 Holiday Charity Challengenew

This year the paper has collaborated with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pearl Jam to try and raise $100,000 for the Orion Center, a homeless youth shelter in Seattle.
The Stranger  |  12-03-2013  11:00 am  |  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