Three former fellows of the Academy for Alternative Journalism
and three staff members of the Austin Chronicle
will be producing an AAN Convention Daily newsletter under the direction of AAN editor Ruth Hammond
. The newsletter, being designed by Paul Stroede
, will be distributed to convention goers on Friday and Saturday mornings. It will cover all the latest convention news and gossip. Friday's newsletter will include a quiz about AAN papers; respondents have a chance to compete for free registration at the 2005 convention.
The Daily's reporters are Joy Howard, Michael L. Jones and Jared Jacang Maher, all former Academy fellows with experience writing for alternative newsweeklies. Wells Dunbar, a production intern at the Austin Chronicle, and Nora Ankrum, a Chronicle proofreader, will also be reporting. Kate Messer, a senior editor at the Chronicle, will be the Daily's assistant editor.