Committee Directory

Design & Production Committee

The Design & Production Committee investigates programs and procedures to help design and production personnel to do their jobs more effectively.

Chairperson: Donald Eggert, Seven Days
Member Company
Jeana Haarman JH Weekly
Ellen Meany Isthmus
Megan Packard-Hillegas Santa Barbara Independent
Laura Zielinski The Athens NEWS

Digital Committee

The Digital Committee is responsible for web programming for AAN conferences and other web publishing initiatives.

Chairperson: Molly Willmott, The Memphis Flyer
Member Company
Donald Eggert Seven Days
Dan Gibson Tucson Weekly
Anthony Hecht The Stranger
Lindsey Millar Arkansas Times
Joe Tone Dallas Observer

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee is responsible for developing editorial programming for AAN conferences; oversight of the AAN Awards; and anything else that relates to the concerns of AAN editorial staff.

Chairperson: Chuck Strouse, Miami New Times
Member Company
Jimmy Boegle Coachella Valley Independent
Patricia Calhoun Westword
Sarah Fenske L.A. Weekly
Terry Smith The Athens NEWS
Kirk Woundy Colorado Springs Independent

Free Speech Committee

The mission of the Free Speech Committee is to create a forum for AAN members to learn and collaborate about current free speech issues facing the organization and individual members, and to advocate for open government and the protection of free speech, wherever possible. The committee also helps organize an annual Free Speech lunch at the annual AAN conference.

Chairperson: Bradley Zeve, Monterey County Weekly
Member Company
Alexa Schirtzinger

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee is responsible for developing AAN marketing plans and programming.

Chairperson: Leigh Anne Rehkopf, Creative Loafing (Atlanta)
Member Company
Dan Bockrath Cincinnati CityBeat
Jody Colley East Bay Express
Kenneth Neill The Memphis Flyer

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing the applications of applying papers and reporting to AAN members on their suitability for membership in the association.

Chairperson: Kyle Shaw, The Coast, Halifax's Weekly
Member Company
Amy Austin Washington City Paper
Jimmy Boegle Coachella Valley Independent
Bryce Crawford Colorado Springs Independent
Pamela Polston Seven Days
Erin Sullivan Orlando Weekly
Fran Zankowski Colorado Springs Independent

Organization and Bylaws Committee

The Organization and Bylaws Committee is responsible for overseeing issues relating to association governance.

Chairperson: Fran Zankowski, Colorado Springs Independent
Member Company
Bill Bleakley Oklahoma Gazette
Kenneth Neill The Memphis Flyer
Erin Sullivan Orlando Weekly
Mark Zusman Willamette Week

Revenue Committee

The Revenue Committee is responsible for all advertising and marketing programming for AAN conferences and all other services that relate to the concerns of AAN sales and marketing staff.

Chairperson: John Heaston, The Reader
Member Company
Lara Fischer San Antonio Current
Jeanne Exnicios Foster Gambit
Cassidy Frazier Austin Chronicle
Penelope Huston The Memphis Flyer
Jennifer Marsh Baltimore City Paper
Robby Robbins Santa Barbara Independent
Colby Roberts Seven Days
Scott Wagner Willamette Week
Lori Collier Waran Style Weekly

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