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Business and Specialty Pubs Trending Up?new

"Advertisers find the concept, and the circulation numbers, attractive."
Memphis Daily News  |  08-16-2010  2:21 pm  |  Industry News

Memphis Flyer Celebrates 20th Annivesarynew

"Memphis magazine publisher Kenneth Neill somehow managed to convince the company's board members to invest in an idea he had: a free weekly tabloid that would be called the Memphis Flyer," editor Bruce VanWyngarden writes in an introduction to the paper's 20th anniversary issue. "The first issue hit the streets in February 1989." In another column, Neill explains why the paper didn't celebrate the actual anniversary back in February. "February 2009 did not seem a particularly good time for a 20-year celebration," he writes. "The economy was in the toilet, and our spirits weren't far behind."
The Memphis Flyer  |  11-12-2009  8:19 am  |  Honors & Achievements

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

The Memphis Flyer Prints its 1,000th Issuenew

In a letter from the editor celebrating the milestone, Bruce VanWyngarden traces the history of the Flyer, from its February 1989 debut to this week's issue. VanWyngarden gives props to previous editors Tim Sampson and Dennis Freeland, as well as Flyer publisher and former AAN Board President Kenneth Neill, and the staffers who rarely get such recognition. "The people who do count are those who create your weekly Flyer -- the writers, editors, art directors, ad sales folks, and others who make this publication possible," he writes.
The Memphis Flyer  |  04-25-2008  8:21 am  |  Honors & Achievements

AAN President Ken Neill's Remarks in Presenting the Molly Ivins Award

This was the introduction given by AAN president Ken Neill as he awarded Keith Olbermann the first annual Molly Ivins Award on Wednesday, May 9, 2007. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  05-14-2007  10:50 am  |  Association News

Memphis Flyer Publisher Sends Heart Wake-Up Callnew

Scott Ware, editor of The Sun of Bremerton, Wash., recalls his days marathoning with Ken Neill, publisher of the Memphis Flyer. Neill recently underwent quintuple heart bypass surgery, and now Ware is running again and watching the biscuits. "Now, let's start thinking about running the Dublin again — even if this time, it's only the 10K," Ware concludes.
The Sun (Bremerton, Wash.)  |  02-21-2002  4:49 pm  |  Industry News