Empathy and creative collaboration are at the forefront of innovative success. Learn more in this AAN 2014 Convention recap! On July 12, 2014, the final day of the AAN 2014 Convention, held in Nashville, TN, Justin Ferrell, instructor at Stanford University’s d.School discussed the importance of creative risk taking, experimentation, team collaboration and the effect… Continue reading The Need for Design Thinking
Learn why narrative stories need "heat, meat and an angle." Here's all you need to know about long-form journalism from some talented, seasoned writers and editors. On July 12, 2014, the final day of the AAN Convention 2014, a panel of three seasoned journalists discussed the art of storytelling—how to write in-depth narrative stories that… Continue reading Long-Form Journalism: The Art of Storytelling
Innovate your content with these 20 tips! According to former alt-weekly editor Alexa Schirtzinger, a recent Stanford University Knight Fellow, nearly all industries—including journalism—are being disrupted by the Internet. Seventy-five percent of publications say their challenges are not having enough staff, money, time or technology, she told attendees of the AAN Convention 2014 on July… Continue reading Meeting Challenges: An Innovation Toolkit
As the makeup of our nation changes dramatically, journalists must better understand their readers—especially the rising Millennial generation. When it comes to the demographics of the U.S., Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center, is an expert. During his keynote speech on July 12, 2014, the final day of the AAN Convention… Continue reading A Growing Mosaic: Changing Demographics Across the U.S.