AAN News

The Media Oxpecker: The Inevitability of Facebook's Commenting System

Two major news sites jump on the Facebook Comments bandwagon; another gloomy winter for Gannett employees; and what The Economist can teach us about reader identity in the age of the tablet. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-02-2011  2:55 pm  |  Media Roundup

AAN Does Vegas: A Recap

Alt-weekly editors, writers and designers descended upon Las Vegas this past weekend for two days of learning, schmoozing and idea-sharing. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-09-2011  5:34 pm  |  Association News

The Media Oxpecker: The Washington Post's Cat Problem

Is the news industry whoring itself out by embracing LOLcats? Are your favorite bloggers being paid to secretly insert advertising links into their stories? And do some QR codes contain a hidden threat? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  10-28-2011  3:07 pm  |  Media Roundup

Halifax Moms Offended by Cover of The Coastnew

This week's cover featured the name of Toronto punk band, Fucked Up.
CBC News  |  10-21-2011  3:56 pm  |  Industry News

Worcester Mag Celebrates 35 Yearsnew

Editor Doreen Manning gives a preview to how this week's paper celebrates 35 years of Worcester Magazine.
Worcester Magazine  |  10-21-2011  11:45 am  |  Industry News

Early Registration Deadline for Vegas Writing and Design Workshop Approaches

The early registration deadline for AAN's Writers, Designers and Photographers Workshop is Friday, October 14. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  10-07-2011  11:00 am  |  Association News

Besty is Back!new

Baltimore City Paper's personified newsstand has returned.
Baltimore City Paper  |  09-29-2011  3:52 pm  |  Industry News

San Francisco "Butt Guardians" Steal the Show at Nude-Innew

San Francisco Bay Guardian tells residents, "If you go bare, put 'er there."
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  09-29-2011  2:09 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

AAN Returns to Las Vegas for Writers, Designers and Photographers Workshop

AAN's popular workshop for writers will return to Las Vegas on November 4 and 5, and this year, designers and photographers are invited to the party. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-27-2011  2:00 pm  |  Association News

The Media Oxpecker: Facebook Announces Major Changes, Again

How will Facebook's new "Timeline" profile and real-time ticker affect news organizations? How will news organizations affect what you see on the new real-time ticker on Facebook's homepage? All of the Facebook questions you never knew you had, and more. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-23-2011  4:30 pm  |  Media Roundup

30th Anniversary Issue of the Austin Chronicle On Stands Today

In honor of the occasion, the 30th anniversary issue of the Austin Chronicle on stands today will unveil a redesign of the paper. (FULL STORY)
Austin Chronicle  |  09-01-2011  12:57 pm  |  Press Releases

Weekly Alibi's Newspaper Boxes Get Makeovernew

Albuquerque artists showered the Weekly Alibi with sketches and digital renderings of how they'd redesign the paper's distribution boxes.
Weekly Alibi  |  08-29-2011  11:00 am  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: Notes From Beyond the Paywall

Why do people pay for the New York Times online when its paywall is so easy to get around? How much are people now willing to pay for news content? And why are some digital news startups branching out into print? READ ON. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-19-2011  4:23 pm  |  Media Roundup

Reader's Digest Reprises Village Voice 9/11 Cover

In an homage to the classic post-9/11 cover of The Village Voice, next month's Reader's Digest features the same photo that originally appeared in the Voice ten years ago. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-17-2011  2:00 pm  |  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