Alternative Weeklies Buck Negative Trends, Says Journalism Study

march 15, 2004  10:49 am
An increase in outlets for journalism has meant static or even shrinking audiences for most news sources. The only sectors experiencing growth are "online, ethnic and alternative media," according to a report issued today by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. The report also said "alternative weeklies are arguably the most dynamic of all the media" and often delve "into areas that the mainstream dailies avoid or do not cover extensively—from city politics to government to entertainment."