AAN News

Texas Alts Shine Bright at 2012 Lone Star Awardsnew

Fort Worth Weekly, Houston Press, and San Antonio Current took honors in several categories at the Houston Press Club's Lone Star Awards.
Houston Press Club  |  07-11-2012  11:00 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Three VVM Publications Pick Up Maggie Awardsnew

Houston Press, L.A. Weekly, and Phoenix New Times each came out as winners in the Western Publishing Association's Maggie Awards.
Village Voice Media  |  05-02-2012  5:20 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Texas Alts Sweep Lone Star Awardsnew

Craig Malisow of the Houston Press and Jeff Prince of Fort Worth Weekly were honored as Journalist of the Year in their respective divisions.
Houston Press Club  |  06-27-2011  6:15 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

How I Got That Story: Unintended Acceleration in the Toyota Prius

Video of "How I Got That Story" session at Toronto Convention is now available. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-02-2010  3:39 pm  |  Association News

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

Radio Host Upset that Houston Press Took 'Ask a Mexican' Online Onlynew

Tony Diaz, who hosts KPFT's Nuestra Palabra program in Houston, says that the Houston Press' decision to publish Gustavo Arellano's syndicated column only on the web is like putting it "in the back of the bus." Diaz also says the Press doesn't understand how popular the column is among Hispanics, insinuating the alt-weekly is out-of-touch with that community -- an insinuation that editor Margaret Downing is having none of. "While I certainly understand the disappointment of some of our readers, to say that not carrying the column in print shows a lack of commitment to the Hispanic community is nothing but hyperbole," she says in a statement explaining the move.
Houston Press  |  07-21-2009  9:05 am  |  Industry 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

VVM Papers Win Three Education Writers Association Awardsnew

Miami New Times' Francisco Alvarado, the Houston Press' Margaret Downing and The Village Voice's Elizabeth Green were all honored in the 2008 National Awards for Education Reporting. The competition, sponsored by the Education Writers Association, "honors the best education reporting in the print and broadcast media."
Education Writers Association  |  03-05-2009  8:18 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Alt-Weeklies Honored by Fort Worth SPJ Chapter

AAN members took home a fair share of the honors last week in the First Amendment Awards competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists' Fort Worth pro chapter, winning a combined three first places among eight print categories in the Texas-Oklahoma contest. Fort Worth Weekly took first place in the Reporting on Open Government and student categories, while the Houston Press finished first in the Defending the Disadvantaged category. The Weekly also won an additional second-place award, and the Press took one more second- and third-place finish. (FULL STORY)
Fort Worth Weekly Press Release  |  04-18-2008  8:45 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Alt-Weeklies Take Home Five National Awards for Education Reportingnew

AAN members are well-represented in the 2006 awards given out by the Education Writers Association, with a near-sweep of "Feature, News Feature or Issue Package" for papers under 100,000 circulation. In that category, Todd Spivak of the Houston Press took home First Place for "Cut Short," while Special Citations were awarded to Willamette Week's Beth Slovic for "Illegal Scholar," the Houston Press' Margaret Downing for "Opt In, Opt Out," and New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Kelly Cramer for "FCAT Scratch Fever." Kristen Hinman of Riverfront Times received a First Place award in the "Investigative Reporting" category for her Vashon High School Series.
Education Writers Association Press Release  |  03-02-2007  1:04 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

AAN Writers Win Education Reporting Awardsnew

Four writers at AAN newspapers have won awards in the 2001 National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association. They are: Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week, first prize in investigative reporting for "The Poisoning of Whitaker"; Margaret Downing, Houston Press, first prize in opinion writing for "But Who's Counting"; Emily Bliss, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, second prize in feature writing for " A Scout for Life"; Mike Mosedale, City Pages (Minneapolis/St. Paul), special citation for "Take Till It Hurts."
Education Writers Association  |  03-08-2002  4:59 pm  |  Industry News