PEJ: Alt-Weeklies 'Hardly Immune' to News Industry Struggles

march 16, 2009  10:42 am
In its annual State of the News Media report, the Project for Excellence in Journalism says that alt-weeklies had a tough year in 2008, citing the Creative Loafing bankruptcy, among other things. The report says that alts in large markets "showed signs of stress" because "advertisers are finding alternatives to the alternatives," but notes that many alts in smaller markets seem to be weathering the economic storm.