AAN News

Federal Prosecutors Take Aim at Medical Marijuana Adsnew

U.S. attorneys in California are threatening to go after newspapers and other media outlets that run advertisements for medical marijuana dispensaries.
California Watch  |  10-13-2011  3:05 pm  |  Legal News

The Media Oxpecker: 

Steve Jobs and the way we consume media now. What does HuffPo's launch of local sites in Detroit and Miami mean for the future of Patch? And Groupon profits, just not in the traditional sense. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  10-07-2011  3:02 pm  |  Media Roundup

Tom Morey of the Santa Barbara Independent to Retire

Morey has been involved with the progression of the Santa Barbara Independent for over 22 years. (FULL STORY)
Santa Barbara Independent  |  09-21-2011  10:51 am  |  Press Releases

Monterey County Weekly Responds To Critics of Student Guidenew

Innocent college students in Northern California are among the victims of a recent Monterey County Weekly Student Guide that recklessly exposed them to advertisements for sexy undergarments and a local custom called "happy hour."
Monterey County Weekly  |  09-19-2011  2:28 pm  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: 'Always Be Looking'

Washington Post metro reporters now "get to work from home, forever." Web traffic to daily deal sites plummets. And Jack Shafer says you'll probably be laid off later this afternoon. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-02-2011  12:05 pm  |  Media Roundup

Full-Page Ad in Austin Chronicle Seeks Strippers, Escorts and Hotties That Have Slept With Texas Gov. Rick Perrynew

An Austin political activist has taken out a full-page ad in the Austin Chronicle seeking stories from strippers, hotties and/or "gay people" who have had sexual relations with Texas Gov. and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry.
Salon  |  08-18-2011  1:27 pm  |  Industry News

Free Webinar: Generating Revenue with Online Contests & Promotions

AAN is offering a free webinar on August 25, "Winning With Contests," which will show you how to generate revenue and online traffic with online contests and promotions. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-18-2011  5:11 pm  |  Industry News

Judge Dismisses Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Against Village Voice Medianew

A federal judge in St. Louis dismissed the suit brought by a teenage sex trafficking victim, affirming that websites cannot be held liable for content posted by users.
Missouri Lawyers Media Blog  |  08-17-2011  4:48 pm  |  Legal News

The Media Oxpecker: The Tragic, Untimely Death of Groupon's Adjusted CSOI

Groupon's adjusted CSOI is officially out. AOL's inexpensive shares are surprisingly in. And Gannett makes a bid to be next season's "it" brand. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-12-2011  3:30 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Big Deal: How Alts Are Responding to the Online Coupon Trend

A new day, a new daily deal site; Groupon, LivingSocial, BuyWithMe, Woot -- and probably 15 more since the start of this sentence. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-11-2011  11:00 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

AAN Members Approve Name Change, Elect Zankowski As President

At the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies annual meeting on Saturday, July 23 in New Orleans, members voted unanimously to change the organization's name to Association of Alternative Newsmedia. The association also elected Colorado Springs Independent CEO Fran Zankowski as President and admitted its first online-only publication: The American Independent News Network. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-26-2011  5:33 pm  |  Association News

AAN Convention Day 2: Saints, Sinners and Winners

Only the second day of the convention and already attendees have taken to the culture of New Orleans. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-22-2011  11:48 pm  |  Association News

Let AAN's Advertising Workshop Bring You Into The Future

In an industry where change is the only constant, sales teams can learn how to stay ahead of the curve with the Advertising Workshop on Thursday, July 21, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at the AAN Convention in New Orleans. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  07-15-2011  12:04 pm  |  Association News

CNN's Amber Lyon Has a Conflict of Interestnew

See video and transcript of CNN's Amber Lyon helping her sex trafficking source, FAIR Fund, raise money.
Village Voice Media  |  07-05-2011  3:02 pm  |  Industry News