Here’s a brief rundown of online coverage of this year’s AAN convention in San Diego.
- Creative Loafing Media web editor Laura Fries blogs about Tony Perkins’ seminar, “Blogs, RSS, Wikis, and Social Networks: How Alternative Weeklies Can Benefit from New Models of Online Communication.”
- Syndicated columnist Amy Alkon (The Advice Goddess) blogs here and here about how she used her dog, Lucy, to attract attention at the trade show.
- In Salt Lake City Weekly, editor Ben Fulton writes about meeting cartoonist Jen Sorensen at the convention, and about Sorensen’s award-winning comic, “Slowpoke.” Associate editor Bill Frost touches upon the convention’s highlights while offering a few criticisms.
- Joe Keohane, editor of Boston’s Weekly Dig, suffers through a red-eye flight from San Diego to Boston.
- PW’s Liz Spikol chronicles her three days at the convention.
The 2005 AltWeekly Awards — given out during a ceremony on the convention’s second day — have also popped up in the news.
- Editor & Publisher offers a roundup of winners.
- Los Angeles Business Journal focuses on L.A. Weekly’s strong showing in the contest (sixth item).
- New Mexico Business Weekly announces Santa Fe Reporter‘s two third place finishes and one honorable mention.
- Metro Times gives itself some well-deserved congratulations for its first place award and honorable mention.