TVNewser Show TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Robert Hernandez’

Alternative Weekly Association Gets a New Name

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies–of which the LA Weekly, OC Weekly, Pasadena Weekly and San Diego CityBeat are members–just voted to give itself a name change. The organization will now be called the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. The name change was apparently inspired by the acceptance of The American Independent News Network–an online only news venture which operates sites in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington–into the AAN fold.

In other AAN news, Richard Prince has an interesting piece about diversity in the alt…newsmedia world. Prince sat on a panel at the recent AAN conference in New Orleans, alongside Doris Truong, president of the Asian American Journalists Association, and Robert Hernandez, an assistant professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, to discuss why the altnews world is “so white.”

Most cities have alt-weeklies. They are often brash, muckraking and edge-pushing; they tell you where to find the best entertainment for the weekend — and they are usually very white. The association has no figures, but their staffs seem to be whiter than their mainstream counterparts, the dailies.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Get $25 OFF Freelancing 101 

Freelancing 101Freelancing 101 starts in less than a week! Don't miss your last chance to save $25 on full registration for this online boot camp with code FLANCE25! Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. Register now! 

USC Prof Follows Up ‘Evil’ Patch Question

It has become known as the Patch question heard around the world, or at least around the insular world of print and online journalists. At a recent conference in Washington, D.C., USC Annenberg School of Journalism Assistant Professor Robert Hernandez (pictured) stood up and asked company CEO Tim Armstrong, “Is Patch evil?”

On Friday afternoon, Hernandez got the chance to do an online follow-up chat of sorts with Patch Editor-in-Chief Brian Farnham, who insisted that he LOVED the “evil” question. One of the other interesting nubs of the Typewith.Me conversation came when Hernandez asked Farnham to compare current Patch efforts with a previous hyper-local news initiative he was involved with in the 1990′s, Microsoft’s Sidewalk.com.

Read more