AAN News

Gambit Announces Jeanne Exnicios Foster as Publishernew

Margo DuBos, who has been publisher for more than 28 years, will remain President and CEO of Gambit Communications Inc.
Gambit  |  01-04-2016  2:00 pm  |  Industry News

Gambit Reveals Redesignnew

The redesign of the New Orleans alt-weekly was executed by art director Dora Sison and her team.
Gambit  |  11-18-2015  10:00 am  |  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

Gambit Uses Augmented Reality for 'Best of New Orleans' Covernew

The winners of Gambit's 2013 Best of New Orleans come to life when the cover is scanned using the Layar app.
Gambit  |  08-26-2013  4:30 pm  |  Industry News

Gambit Helps Raise Funds for Victims of Mother's Day Shootingnew

Nineteen people were wounded in the shooting on May 12, including Gambit contributor Deborah Cotton. A benefit concert featuring local bands will be held on Thursday, May 23.
Gambit  |  05-20-2013  3:19 pm  |  Industry News

Gambit Correspondent Among the Injured in Mother's Day Parade Shootingnew

Gambit correspondent Deborah Cotton was hit directly by gunfire and taken to intensive care for surgery. She is in stable condition.
Gambit  |  05-13-2013  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 2011 Convention Warms Up, Literally

The 34th annual AAN Convention is finally here and in full effect. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-21-2011  8:41 pm  |  Association News

AAN in NOLA: Nights of 'Divine Deviance' Await

AAN's Convention in New Orleans will feature events that ensure participants can take full advantage of this year's "Saints and Sinners" theme. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-21-2011  7:30 pm  |  Association News

Gambit Unveils iPad Appnew

You can now access Gambit from your iPad, along with New Orleans-area event listings, restaurant reviews and a flipbook version of its print edition.
Gambit  |  03-09-2011  2:57 pm  |  Industry News

Gambit Expresses Gratitude for AAN's Katrina Relief Efforts

As Gambit marks the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, co-owners Clancy and Margo DuBos have sent a message to AAN which will be distributed to members in an email today. (FULL STORY)
Gambit  |  08-30-2010  11:49 am  |  Association News  |  Comments (1)

Gambit Celebrates Its 22nd Annual Big Easy Music & Theater Awards

Each year, Gambit throws a party to announce the winners of its Big Easy Awards, which honor the best in New Orleans theater and music. This year's attendees included New Orleans actors Harry Shearer (The Simpsons), Bryan Batt (Mad Men) and John Goodman (Treme), along with local musicians including Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Irma Thomas, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and the Imagination Movers.

Gambit  |  04-28-2010  9:48 am  |  Industry News

Gambit Picks Up Longtime Times-Picayune Columnistnew

Pulitzer-nominee Chris Rose, who took a buyout from the New Orleans daily last fall, has begun writing a column -- "Rose-Colored Glasses" -- for the Gambit. In his first piece, Rose talks about leaving the Times-Picayune after 25 years, and his new life as a freelancer. "Over the past year or two, I have cast about for alternative ideas to the Big City Daily," he writes. "I'm a newspaperman through and through, a wretched, ink-stained malcontent for whom information is currency and life is spent on one harrowing deadline after another, and I consider the job done well only if you have ruined somebody else's day."
Gambit  |  02-24-2010  8:44 am  |  Industry News

The Gambit Teams Up with LimeWire for Compilation Albumnew

LimeWire has revealed its latest free "Ear to the Ground" sampler, which features 19 tracks from New Orleans artists. The album is curated by the staff of the Gambit, and it follows similar comps curated by alt-weekly staffs in Athens, Boston, Detroit, Nashville, Philadelphia and Portland.
LimeWire  |  01-21-2010  8:53 am  |  Industry News

The Gambit: We've Had a 'Relatively Good Year'new

In a report on the newspaper industry's well-publicized woes, the New Orleans alt-weekly points out that "2009 has been a relatively good year for Gambit and many other locally owned, locally focused newspapers." The paper reports it avoided layoffs by decreasing its newsprint size and taking other cost-cutting measures and says it should fare well as the issues in the industry continue to shake out: "In the long run, the newspapers that survive will be those that have a special bond with their readers -- and we count ourselves among them."
The Gambit  |  12-15-2009  9:46 am  |  Industry News