AAN Convention Round-up | Seven Days Vermont

Please support our work!

Donate  Advertise

AAN Convention Round-up 

Published June 9, 2008 at 4:01 p.m.

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies held its annual convention last weekend in Philly. A few of us from Seven Days got to go, including moi.

My list of highlights includes:

  • David Carr: I didn't quite understand his appeal until I saw him in person. He's quite a character.
  • And Nick Bilton, who spoke to a packed house at the AAN web conference in San Fran in January. There were, like, 10 people in his Saturday afternoon session. Which was a pity. I think that might have been my favorite talk. The tips I got there turned out to be really useful.
  • Winning awards: Seven Days picked up a few accolades this year in the AAN awards contest. We compete against papers with a circulation of 55,000 or less (we distribute 32,500). Our website won third place for Best Website, Eva Sollberger won third place for Best Blog (which is weird, because she's really a videographer, but they didn't have a video category). Ken Picard won third place for his series about local Chinese restaurants that mistreat their workers. And Suzanne Podhaizer won FIRST PLACE in the Food Writing category! Very exciting.
  • I have to include, in my list of highlights, the city of Philadelphia. It was much more fun than I remembered (the last time I stayed overnight there was for a Free Mumia protest in 1999.) I was impressed with the people from the local tourism office, and their uwishunu campaign. I wish I knew of something like that in VT.
  • Also, the private Liberty Bell tour was awesome.

One or more images has been removed from this article. For further information, contact [email protected].
Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Tags: ,

More By This Author

  • Good Questions: An FAQ About Election Coverage in Seven Days
  • Good Questions: An FAQ About Election Coverage in Seven Days

    In May, Seven Days was selected to participate in the Clarify Your Elections Coverage program through the nonprofit Trusting News. The organization tasked participating news outlets with providing answers to frequently asked questions about political stories. The idea was to improve transparency and help readers understand how reporters and editors approach their work Why require publications to follow this format? According to Trusting News, this presentation "offers users a casual, accessible way to learn more about how your newsroom covers elections and politics. FAQs tend to be more conversational and can help newsrooms address ... how they plan to cover races, politicians and voting. They can also help make election coverage feel less overwhelming by quickly pointing people to the basic information they need to participate in elections."
    • Jun 25, 2024
  • Voting in Vermont 101: Seven Things to Know About Participating in the August 2024 Primary
  • Voting in Vermont 101: Seven Things to Know About Participating in the August 2024 Primary

    First time voting in Vermont? First time voting ever? Good news: This state makes it easy. Here are seven things you need to know to participate in the primary elections on August 13, 2024.
    • Jun 25, 2024
  • More »

About The Author

Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

Bio:
Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became the publication's first online editor in 2007.

Comments


Comments are closed.

From 2014-2020, Seven Days allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we've appreciated the suggestions and insights, right now Seven Days is prioritizing our core mission — producing high-quality, responsible local journalism — over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2024 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation