Tag: alternative media

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 Kris Krug

Click to read our whole series At the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte this week, there’s a huge focus on independent media, especially blogging and citizen journalism. With convention delegates and the media armed with iPhones and using Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, this election is more connected and real-time than any that [...] more »