Powerpoint presentations and audio recordings of many of the sessions held at the 2008 AAN Web Publishing Conference earlier this month were posted last week on AAN.org. (AAN members must be logged into the website for access to the files.) A summary of the results of the post-conference survey has also been posted in the Resource Library.

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San Francisco was invaded by 261 enthusiastic newspaper professionals last weekend when the AAN West conference hit town. The highly-anticipated Saturday keynote speech by Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, passed without physical skirmish, despite a lively question-and-answer session. Many of the seminars were equally lively, and the parties -- well, you had to be there.

Continue ReadingAAN West: Craig Newmark, Ponytails and Belly Dancers

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies today announced the speakers and events for our two staff training conferences, AAN West and AAN East. Registration materials are being mailed to member papers; they should arrive shortly after Thanksgiving, in plenty of time for the early registration deadlines. Check the conference Web sites often for updates.

Continue ReadingProgramming Announced for AAN East and AAN West