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The Ultimate ‘Star Wars’ Fan is Building a Full Scale Millennium Falcon

Follow the story of Chris Lee of Nashville, Tenn., the founder of The Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project, as he evolves from a 12-year-old boy drawing R2-D2 sketches in 1977 to a full-fledged 'Star Wars' universe maker—38 years later. His project has not only pulled together a community of likeminded super fans from online forums around… Continue reading The Ultimate ‘Star Wars’ Fan is Building a Full Scale Millennium Falcon

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The Need for Design Thinking

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

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Long-Form Journalism: The Art of Storytelling

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

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Meeting Challenges: An Innovation Toolkit

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