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

Miami New Times Denies MLB Request for Recordsnew

Editor Chuck Strouse says the paper will not give Major League Baseball access to records from an anti-aging clinic which allegedly supplied several players with performance-enhancing drugs.
Miami New Times  |  03-13-2013  9:21 am  |  Industry News

New Times Broward-Palm Beach to Merge Editorial Staff With Miami New Timesnew

Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse will lead both papers. New Times Broward-Palm Beach editor Eric Barton will depart.
South Florida Sun Sentinel  |  06-20-2012  5:52 pm  |  Industry News

AAN Members Approve Name Change, Elect Zankowski As President

At the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies annual meeting on Saturday, July 23 in New Orleans, members voted unanimously to change the organization's name to Association of Alternative Newsmedia. The association also elected Colorado Springs Independent CEO Fran Zankowski as President and admitted its first online-only publication: The American Independent News Network. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-26-2011  5:33 pm  |  Association News

SPJ Announces Sigma Delta Chi Awardsnew

Writers for Miami New Times, Philadelphia City Paper, and Westword have been named as Sigma Delta Chi Award honorees by the national Society of Professional Journalists.
The Society of Professional Journalists  |  05-10-2011  4:31 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Gerald Posner Says He's Ready to Sue Miami New Times

Posner, who was fired from the Daily Beast earlier this year for lifting material from the Miami Herald, has retained attorney and author Mark Lane "to prepare litigation against the Miami New Times for accusations about his journalism and interfering with his career as an author," according to a press release issued this morning. The threatened suit comes on the heels of a series of New Times reports that revealed Posner had also plagiarized passages of his latest book, Miami Babylon (including parts from New Times). "We're delighted to have Mr. Lane, an 83-year-old Jonestown survivor, involved," New Times editor Chuck Strouse tells AAN News in an email. "We clearly have nothing against Mr. Posner, though we despise his admitted serial plagiarism. New details on this egregious literary theft -- which is crystal clear -- will be published soon."
AAN News  |  05-13-2010  11:02 am  |  Industry News

Five VVM Columnists Honored in National Column-Writing Awardsnew

SF Weekly's Katy St. Clair took home a first-place Humor column award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in its annual contest. Roy Edroso of The Village Voice, Stephen Lemons of Phoenix New Times, and Chuck Strouse and Elyse Wanshel, both of Miami New Times, were also recognized by the group.
National Society of Newspaper Columnists  |  06-30-2009  8:31 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Village Voice Media Papers Dominate NABJ Finalists

The finalists in the National Association of Black Journalists' 2006 Salute to Excellence Awards were announced Friday, and six of the nine nominations in the "Newspaper - Circulation Under 150,000" division are Village Voice Media newspapers. The other three finalists are not alt-weeklies. Riverfront Times is the leader with three nominations: "Newspaper - Enterprise" for Randall Roberts' "It Was Just Like Beverly Hills"; "Newspaper - Sports" for Mike Seely's "Alley Cat"; and "Newspaper - Features" for Ben Westhoff's "Rap vs. Rapture." Dallas Observer has two contenders in the "Newspaper - Sports" category: Keven McAlester for "Balls Out" and Paul Kix for "Alone No More." Finally, Chuck Strouse of Miami New Times is nominated in the "Newspaper - Commentary" category for "Free this Priest." The awards recognize exemplary coverage of people or issues in the African diaspora. Winners will be announced August 19 at the NABJ convention in Indianapolis.
07-10-2006  8:48 am  |  Industry News

Miami New Times Steps Into Hispanic Journalist Controversy

Chuck Strouse's June 29 column addresses "hypocrisy, bullying, and misplaced priorities among the nation's top Latino journalists," specifically focusing on an argument between Sam Diaz, Washington Post assistant technology editor and financial officer for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and Monica Rhor, an Orange County Register reporter who edited the newspaper for the recent NAHJ convention. The point of contention is a quote by Diaz printed in the convention newsletter: Diaz alleges it was inaccurate and misleading, but Rhor refused to run a correction. Both Rhor and the NAHJ president, Rafael Olmeda, respond to the Miami New Times column in letters printed on Romenesko. "It saddens me that the accomplishments of such a talented group are being overshadowed by a debate which I consider unwarranted," Rhor says.
06-29-2006  9:40 am  |  Industry News

Miami New Times Editor to Leave Papernew

After 18 years at the alt-weekly, Jim Mullin (pictured) will step down from his position. The announcement comes less than a month after former city official Arthur Teele's suicide, which came on the heels of a New Times cover story about Teele's involvement with a transvestite prostitute. Mullin says that while he was "profoundly affected" by the tragedy, he'd been considering leaving the paper for the past year. His successor will be Chuck Strouse, the current editor of New Times Broward-Palm Beach.
Miami Herald (registration required)  |  08-23-2005  10:50 am  |  Industry News

In Harm's Way, Alt-Weeklies Weather Hurricanes

Readers of Gambit Weekly, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Miami New Times, Weekly Planet (Tampa), Weekly Planet (Sarasota), Folio Weekly and Orlando Weekly have lately seen Mother Nature at her worst. Distributed in areas affected by the hurricanes that have pounded Florida and surrounding states since August, these alt-weeklies have come out on schedule -- thanks to determined staffers and contingency plans. (FULL STORY)
Ann Hinch  |  09-17-2004  6:06 pm  |  Industry News

Reflections on a "Mutiny" Observednew

Two former New Times employees write in the Daily Business Review about staff unrest at New Times Broward-Palm Beach. According to Julie Kay and Harris Meyer, the NTB-PB staff wrote a "manifesto" to Editor Chuck Strouse asking for greater editorial independence, among other things.
Daily Business Review  |  10-24-2001  10:15 am  |  Industry News