AAN News

#AANDigital: Alternative Newsmedia Uniquely Positioned to Leverage Community Trust Into Digital Revenue

At the AAN Digital Conference in San Francisco, one message was loud and clear: With a strong and distinct voice that daily newspapers can't replicate, and years' worth of hard-earned community trust that the fly-by-night "hyperlocal" networks can't buy, the local alt-weekly has major advantages over its competitors in the battle for digital dollars. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  01-29-2013  5:00 pm  |  Conference News

Sex, Lies and Suicide: What's Wrong with the War on Sex Traffickingnew

The anti-sex trafficking movement shows an alarming lack of understanding of how the internet works. We are fighting a war that can't be won online. There is a better way – if we embrace technology instead of running from it.
Forbes  |  07-10-2012  10:00 am  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: When Hyperlocal Doesn't Add Up

Why hyperlocal from the top-down won't succeed, but smaller, specialized publications will. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-29-2012  2:08 pm  |  Media Roundup

24 Things We Learned at the 2012 AAN Convention

It's been two weeks since the 2012 AAN Convention in Detroit. So what have we learned? And where do we go from here? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-22-2012  11:00 am  |  Conference News

'Makeover 2016: Digital or Die' Webinar

If you missed the annual convention in Detroit, now's your chance to see this highly-rated presentation by Peter Conti of Borrell Associates. Reserve your spot for this free webinar which takes place Wednesday, June 27. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-19-2012  9:25 am  |  Industry News

AAN's 35th Annual Convention Heads to Detroit

AAN's 35th Annual Convention will take place Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-24-2012  5:00 pm  |  Conference News

The Media Oxpecker: Are Readers a Commodity or Potential Business Partners?

The Guardian turns its readers into a resource; Google launches a paywall alternative for publishers; what one journalism professor would do if he ran an alt-weekly; and what type of journalist are you? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-30-2012  2:05 pm  |  Media Roundup

AAN's Digital Sales Bootcamp Schedule Now Available

AAN's Digital Sales Bootcamp in Atlanta on April 21 will be a day packed with dynamic speakers sharing innovative ideas that will take your sales team out of the dark ages. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-28-2012  2:30 pm  |  Conference News

The Media Oxpecker: Who Profits When News Goes Mobile?

Pew Research Center says we're living in "the age of mobile"; Why diversity initiatives based on skin color miss the point entirely; And what one former newspaper editor says she'd do if she could do it all over again. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-23-2012  11:38 am  |  Media Roundup

Village Voice Media Partners With Ticketing, Ad Management Services

Village Voice Media has partnered with TicketFly, a national ticketing provider, and Lineup Systems, an international ad management company. (FULL STORY)
Village Voice Media  |  03-23-2012  1:27 pm  |  Industry News

Village Voice Media Responds to Nick Kristofnew

Nicholas D. Kristof was wrong about the most devastating fact in his Sunday column in The New York Times regarding Backpage.com, says Village Voice Media.
Village Voice Media  |  03-21-2012  10:46 am  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: Creating the Internet We Want

On the Curator's Code, hobo symbols, and making the "web we want." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-16-2012  3:10 pm  |  Media Roundup

Sales Webinar: Creating A Circle of Influence

Join us on Thursday, March 15, for the webinar, "Creating A Circle of Influence," presented by Jacqui Sakowski. Jacqui will discuss the networking strategies she has used to build a successful career and explain how to be an effective networker. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-13-2012  11:11 am  |  Association News

The Media Oxpecker: The Search for a New Business Model

What can alt-weeklies take away from the Pew's report on daily newspapers' (lack of) digital revenue? What does the iPad's "retina display" mean for publishers? Given the ongoing gender disparity in newsrooms, how did NPR become a hotbed for female journalists? And the Oxpecker turns 1. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-09-2012  2:53 pm  |  Media Roundup

AAN Launches Ad Design Bank

AAN is excited to announce the launch of an Ad Bank for members to share ad design ideas and target potential advertisers. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-08-2012  4:32 pm  |  Association News