Tag: alt-weekly

by Denise Lu

A big year for both breaking news as well as shifts within the industry, 2013 saw its fair share of massive media stories. The biggest of all were the revelations about NSA surveillance from a leaker, Edward Snowden, who surprised everyone by exposing his identity. And that followed the Obama Administration’s push to prosecute journalists, [...] more »

by Ryan Frank

The party, the pizza, the beer and a duck changed everything for our campus newspaper. On a warm October night last fall, 500 students celebrated the start of our Revolution.¬†They sipped Revolutionale beer and swarmed the free pizza. They danced to the DJ and goofed off at the photo booth with the Duck — the [...] more »

by Dan Kennedy

For the Boston Phoenix, the decline lasted years — but the end came swiftly. Last Thursday afternoon a local journalist called to ask if I’d heard rumors that the 47-year-old alt-weekly was about to go under. I hadn’t. Within an hour, Boston.com was reporting that the Phoenix would cease publication immediately. One more issue — [...] more »

by Dan Kennedy

On a recent Wednesday evening at Tico, a fashionable restaurant in Boston’s equally fashionable Back Bay, the Boston Phoenix threw itself a party. The food was free and the bar was open as several hundred guests shouted to be heard over thunderous music. Mingling with the crowd was the publisher, Stephen Mindich, who in 1966 [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

It used to be so easy. If you wanted to find out what was going on around town, you picked up an alternative weekly newspaper, free for the taking at every corner cafe and store. But now it seems so much easier to just pick up your phone, pull up an app, search the web [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 57th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week, we take a deep dive into “responsive design,” a new design philosophy that creates consistent-looking sites on the web, smartphones and tablets. It started with the Boston Globe and now is coming to the USA Today [...] more »

by Ryan Frank

We’re about to close the book on the Oregon Daily Emerald. After 92 years, the University of Oregon’s newspaper will end its run as a Monday-to-Friday operation in June. Yes, it’s the end of an era, and we’re sad about that. But it’s also the start of a new era, the digital one. Next fall, [...] more »