AAN News

INDY Week Sues Gov. and State of North Carolinanew

INDY Week has joined a coalition of other media outlets and nonprofits in suing North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and the heads of several state agencies, alleging that they have violated the state's open records laws.
INDY Week  |  07-22-2015  4:00 pm  |  Legal News

Alt-Weeklies Raise Over $6 Million for Community Nonprofits

More than $6 million was collectively raised for local nonprofit charities through the 2014 year-end “Give!” campaigns held by Willamette Week, Colorado Springs Independent, Monterey County Weekly and INDY Week. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-19-2015  1:00 pm  |  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

Alt-Weeklies Win Several Association of Food Journalists Awards

Creative Loafing Atlanta, Houston Press, Independent Weekly, L.A. Weekly, Phoenix New Times, and The Village Voice were among the honorees. (FULL STORY)
AFJ  |  09-06-2012  4:50 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Independent Weekly Publisher Sioux Watson To Depart

Watson joined the paper two months after its launch in 1983. She served on the AAN Executive Committee as Secretary from 2000 to 2010. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-04-2012  12:20 pm  |  Industry News

Steve Schewel Announces Sale of Independent Weekly

The Independent Weekly (Durham, N.C.) and its associated website, indyweek.com, are being sold to Richard Meeker and Mark Zusman. Meeker and Zusman are the owners of City of Roses Newspaper Company which publishes Willamette Week and the Santa Fe Reporter. (FULL STORY)
Independent Weekly  |  08-22-2012  12:50 pm  |  Press Releases

Three Alts Are National Sigma Delta Chi Winnersnew

Independent Weekly, Miami New Times, and New Times Broward-Palm Beach were named winners of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Awards.
Society of Professional Journalists  |  04-11-2012  11:35 am  |  Honors & Achievements

North Carolina Press Association Honors 3 Alt-Weekliesnew

Independent Weekly, Mountain Xpress and Yes! Weekly recently received accolades from the organization.
North Carolina Press Association  |  03-21-2012  11:42 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Independent Weekly (N.C.) Wins 12 Awards

The Independent Weekly (N.C.) won 12 awards from the North Carolina Press Association, including six first-place honors. (FULL STORY)
Independent Weekly  |  02-21-2011  11:59 am  |  Press Releases

Independent Weekly Helps Local Animal Protection Group Raise Money

The Weekly recently donated to its graphic design skills to the Animal Protection Society of Durham (APS) in an effort that ended up raising money for the organization. The APS let folks bid on the chance to have their pets featured in public service ads designed by Weekly production manager Nathan Golub, and the bids brought $2,200 to the group. The completed ads will be sent to all of the local print media outlets, as well as news websites.
AAN News  |  04-19-2010  12:16 pm  |  Industry News

Independent Weekly's Hopscotch Festival Announces Lineupnew

Public Enemy, Broken Social Scene, Panda Bear, Fucked Up, No Age and Atlas Sound are among the big-name acts lined up for the Weekly's inaugural music festival, which will take place in Raleigh this September. The festival is being directed by Indy account executive Greg Lowenhagen and curated by music editor Grayson Currin.
The News & Observer  |  04-01-2010  1:18 pm  |  Industry News

Three North Carolina AAN Members Nab State Press Awardsnew

The Independent Weekly won seven total awards this year from the North Carolina Press Association, including the Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year, the highest honor given in the photography category. That award for non-daily photographers went to the paper's D.L. Anderson for the second year in a row, with the judges praising him for having "an eye for the unique, a great sense of composition, a technical touch and a natural knack." The Indy also placed first in the Online Breaking News, Best Video, General Excellence Website and Criticism categories. Mountain XPress took home two awards, including a first place win for Best Multimedia Project, and Creative Loafing (Charlotte) received one award.
North Carolina Press Association  |  03-19-2010  11:22 am  |  Honors & Achievements  |  Comments (1)

The Independent Weekly Launching Three-Day Music Festival This Fallnew

"Just about every print publication in America is in hunker-down mode nowadays, trying to hang on and ride out the recession," News & Observer music critic David Menconi writes. "It takes real courage to launch anything bold and expensive in an environment like this, and The Independent Weekly is launching something that's plenty ambitious this fall: a music festival featuring around 120 bands playing in 10 venues around downtown Raleigh." The festival, dubbed Hopscotch, is scheduled for Sept. 9-11. Look for an official launch of the festival's website, some preliminary band announcements and the beginning of ticket sales in mid-February.
The News & Observer  |  01-06-2010  9:16 am  |  Industry News

Publisher Sioux Watson Discusses the Independent Weeklynew

Watson talks with WUNC-FM's Frank Stasio about her long tenure at the North Carolina alt-weekly and the current state of the business. "We were in existence for about 16 years before we made a profit," she says of the Indy, which was launched in 1983. Now, though, Watson says that the paper is financially healthy, all things considered. "When you can compare notes with [other alt-weeklies], we're doing pretty well," she says. She attributes the Indy's resilience in part to the local economy's relative health and also to the leanness of the organization. With only about 30 staffers, she says the paper "can kind of turn on a dime when we see we need to tighten our belt."
WUNC-FM  |  03-05-2009  9:04 am  |  Industry News