Two Weeklies Duke It Out in Seattle Newspaper War

may 13, 2004  11:08 am
Circulation of The Stranger has grown, and it's now 10,000 to 12,000 copies a week behind the more established Seattle Weekly, Mike Lewis reports in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Stranger publisher Tim Keck says the Weekly, which is regarded as more serious, is "boring." Weekly editor Knute Berger describes The Stranger, which is considered more humorous and sensationalistic, as "juvenile." Lewis writes that the two weeklies have "slowly, subtly become more like each other in an effort to establish dominance in a midsize media market...."