AAN News

Blair Barna Appointed VP, Chuck Strouse Named Secretary of AAN Board of Directors

AAN President Sally Freeman has appointed Charleston City Paper advertising director Blair Barna as Vice President of the Board of Directors. Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse will replace Barna as Secretary. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  05-27-2015  1:00 pm  |  Association News

Crowdfunding the News: Will Readers Open Their Wallets to Support Watchdog Journalism?

Two small market alt-weeklies experiment by asking readers to help pay for long-form investigative journalism. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-08-2013  3:00 pm  |  Industry News

AAN Accepts Two New Members, Elects Sally Freeman as President

At the AAN Annual Meeting in Miami on July 13, members voted in two new members, filled seats on the Board of Directors, and approved changes to the association bylaws. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-18-2013  1:00 pm  |  Association News

Boise Weekly 'Kicked Some Ass' at Idaho Press Club Awardsnew

Boise Weekly picked up several Idaho Press Club Awards, including General Excellence awards in both the Website and Print categories.
Boise Weekly  |  05-16-2011  12:27 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Boise Weekly Distributes Free Condoms in Latest Issue

In what publisher Sally Freeman is calling the "largest distribution of condoms ever" in Idaho's history, Boise Weekly is including a free condom in each copy of this week's issue. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-20-2011  9:07 am  |  Industry News

Boise Weekly Cover Auction Raises Record Proceeds

Fifty pieces were sold through auction for a record total of $17,366 in net proceeds, which will be injected into the Boise arts community through Boise Weekly's arts grant program. (FULL STORY)
Boise Weekly  |  11-18-2010  4:25 pm  |  Press Releases

AAN Opens Door to Non-Print Publications, Fills Eleven Board Seats

AAN members voted on several key matters during the association's annual meeting on Saturday, July 17. Eleven seats on the Board of Directors were filled, three publications were admitted into the association, and a bylaws amendment allowing online-only publications to apply for membership was passed by an overwhelming majority. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-20-2010  1:31 am  |  Association News

AAN Board Elections Taking Place Today

Elections for several positions on the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Board of Directors will be held today (Saturday, July 17), during the association's annual meeting in Toronto. (FULL STORY)
07-17-2010  9:58 am  |  Association News

AAN Elects New President, Fills Ten Board Seats

At the annual meeting of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies on Saturday, June 27, Willamette Week's Mark Zusman was elected the association's new president. He succeeds Metroland's Stephen Leon, who will take the advisory role of Immediate Past President. The membership voted on nine other board seats on Saturday, including two that were created just minutes earlier when AAN's bylaws were amended. (FULL STORY)
AAN News  |  07-01-2009  2:42 pm  |  Association News

Ten Candidates Running for Election to AAN Board of Directors

There will be up to ten board positions up for election at the annual meeting this Saturday in Tucson. So far, ten AAN members have thrown their hats into the ring for nine of the board spots; they tell us why they want to be on the board and what they think the most important issues facing the association are. (FULL STORY)
AAN News  |  06-22-2009  2:48 pm  |  Association News

More Papers Tighten Belts

Louisiana's Independent Weekly reports that in 2008 it had to lay off one employee and that it recently instituted "a single digit, company-wide salary cut." The Nashville Scene says it is eliminating its books section, as well as News of the Weird and the New York Times crossword. Boise Weekly's publisher says that even though the "last quarter of 2008 was very disappointing ... it might have been the best we will see for awhile." Meanwhile, the Chicago Reader says goodbye to two of its departing editorial staffers, and Nat Hentoff talks to the New York Times about his plans post-Voice.
AAN News  |  01-09-2009  10:30 am  |  Industry News

Boise Weekly Publisher Calls for Temporary Salary Cutsnew

At the paper's regular Friday meeting, Sally Freeman asked the staff to take a 10 percent cut in pay through the end of March to help ward off damage done by weak ad sales. "After the quick announcement, Freeman cried a little and then offered to meet with each of her workers individually," Weekly editor Nathaniel Hoffman reports. Freeman tells Hoffman that the paper's annual revenue is down 4 percent compared to 2007, and it came in $90,000 below budget in the last six to seven weeks.
Boise Weekly  |  12-08-2008  4:04 pm  |  Industry News

Boise Weekly Eliminates Ad Director Position

Longtime ad director Nancy E. Spittle is leaving the Weekly after seven years "to pursue new professional adventures," according to a press release. Her position will not be filled -- instead, the Weekly has hired two additional account executives. "Even though Boise Weekly still has positive revenue growth over last year, the economy requires all companies to tighten ship and work hard to increase revenue and improve performance in sales," the press release notes. (FULL STORY)
Boise Weekly Press Release  |  09-26-2008  8:00 am  |  Press Releases

Boise Weekly Publisher Nominated for Local Awardnew

The local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners named Sally Barnes one of the four contestants for Business Woman of the Year, according to the Idaho Statesman. The winner will be announced on Jan. 19.
Idaho Statesman  |  01-05-2007  5:03 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Alt-Weekly Thr!ves Despite Competition from Gannett

Bingo and Sally Barnes bought Boise Weekly in August 2001, and the paper's business plummeted a few weeks later in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. By October of that year, when Gannett announced the launch of its Boise faux-alt, Thr!ve, the Barneses were petrified. But their fears were unfounded. After revamping the paper and forging closer ties with the community, they have soundly trounced the faux alt in the three-plus years since its debut. (FULL STORY)
Amy Souza  |  05-23-2005  4:51 pm  |  Industry News