Successful Alt-Weekly Web Sites Offer Value-Added Services

november 5, 2001  12:09 pm
Online Journalism Review looks at the success of some alt-weeklies’ online sites and asks why they are succeeding when others are folding. Dan Richardson, an OJR contributing writer, says the alt-weekly sites “are selling value-added classified services like e-mail notices. Their editorial content – the long, investigative articles and snappy reviews – are almost beside the point.” That may be bad news to writers and editors, but it is good news for the bottom line.