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Media Ownership: Sharing Best Practices

The future of alternative media ownership is changing from an independent to corporate-based sphere. During a workshop on July 11, 2014, at the AAN Convention about the changing face of media ownership, Chris Ferrell, CEO of SouthComm (http://www.southcomm.com), began the panel discussion by offering advice to editors on how to improve content—from the perspective of… Continue reading Media Ownership: Sharing Best Practices

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Staying Relevant to Readers and Advertisers in a Digital Age

Penny Muse Abernathy challenges the roles of conventional newsrooms. On day two, July 11, 2014, of the AAN Convention, Abernathy, the Knight Chair of Journalism and Digital Media Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://www.savingcommunityjournalism.com), gave a keynote speech entitled “Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability” to a room full… Continue reading Staying Relevant to Readers and Advertisers in a Digital Age

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Association of Alternative Newsmedia Convention: What You Missed

Publications strive to diversify content over multimedia platforms as the face of the nation—and journalism—changes. The approximately 300 attendees of the annual Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) Convention, held July 10–12, 2014, in Nashville, TN, walked away with a sense of optimism and responsibility regarding the future of journalism after three days of extensive workshops… Continue reading Association of Alternative Newsmedia Convention: What You Missed