Arkansas Times associate editor Benjamin Hardy, L.A. Weekly food editor Sarah Bennett, and The Source Weekly associate editor Erin Rook have been awarded grants to attend the AAN Convention in Salt Lake City.
Joann Hardy Carranza, a frequent contributor to AAN listservs, has stepped down after six years as general manager at the Arizona weekly. "She's already missed around the office," writes Weekly Editor Jimmy Boegle. "Her newspaper-biz knowledge helped keep the lights on and the checks clearing." Carranza leaves the weekly to join her husband in a family business venture.