E&P Focuses on Alt-Weeklies in August Issue

august 1, 2007  12:59 pm
In its main feature (subscription-only), the newspaper industry trade publication focuses on the intense competition alternative newspapers now face from new products launched by daily newspapers. "All kinds of competition have been muscling in a market niche that the alternatives have had to themselves for a long time," Washington City Paper editor Erik Wemple tells E&P. On top of burgeoning web competition, he adds, "now everybody is doing free distribution, and listings-driven publications." A shorter piece (also subscription-only) looks at consolidation in the alt-weekly biz, with a special focus on its affect on national advertising.