Tiffany Shackelford

Tiffany Shackelford is the executive director of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN), where she has focused on pushing the alternative media industry forward through research and development of smart digital tools; strategic partnering for monetization streams; community and demographics development and reminding the public of the importance of local media that speaks truth to power. Before leading AAN, Shackelford was the director of communications and marketing at Phase2 Technology, where she built and oversaw a robust publishing practice. Shackelford is the founder and co-organizer of the Washington, D.C., area Online News Association group, which has more than 1,500 members. She has also worked at Capitolbeat,, the Democratic Leadership Council and Progressive Policy Institute and has consulted for multiple media organizations, including News21, KQED and the International Women’s Media Foundation. She is on the advisory board for The Project for Improved Environmental Coverage and had advised multiple news nonprofits and startups. You can follow her on Twitter @tiffanyshack