Gannett's "Alternatives"

october 1, 2002  04:35 pm
Can Gannett Co. create alternatives to itself? Burl Gilyard, himself a former alt-weekly staff writer, looks into Gannett's plans to launch entertainment weeklies in Lansing, Mich., and Boise, Idaho, for AJR. Berl Schwartz, editor of the alt-weekly City Pulse in Lansing, says Gannett's targeting these small markets because it "wants to feed on the guppies before it heads to the deeper waters."