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"Daily Must Be Part of What We Do"new

In a blog post recounting City Newspaper's convention experience in Toronto, publisher/editor Mary Anna Towler contemplates the future of weekly newspapers.
City Newspaper  |  07-21-2010  4:06 pm  |  Association News

City Newspaper Hosts 'Recession Procession'

The Rochester, N.Y., alt-weekly has organized a neighborhood crawl featuring special discounts on everything from guitar strings to eyebrow waxing to booze. "The Recession Procession was originally conceived as our version of a bar crawl, but tweaked to appeal to our too-cool-for-a-bar-crawl readers," City features editor Eric Rezsnyak tells AAN News. "Given the current economy, a 'F**k the Recession!' theme seemed like a perfect fit." Rezsnyak says the local businesses have "totally embraced the spirit of the event" and are contributing creative ideas for deals. The Recession Procession is scheduled for May 7 from 5-8 pm.
AAN News  |  04-21-2009  3:06 pm  |  Industry News

Another Alt-Weekly Alum Aims for the Oval Officenew

Former City Newspaper typesetter Gloria La Riva is running for president, the Rochester, N.Y., alt-weekly reports. La Riva, who worked at City in the late 1970s, is on the ballot in 12 states as the Party for Socialism and Liberation candidate. Former San Antonio Current staffer Kat Swift also mounted a presidential run this election cycle, aiming for the Green Party nod. She ultimately endorsed the Green nominee Cynthia McKinney.
City Newspaper  |  10-15-2008  11:05 am  |  Industry News

City Newspaper Unveils Redesign

City Newspaper Press Release  |  08-22-2007  8:22 am  |  Press Releases

City Newspaper Launches New, Upgraded Website

City Newspaper Press Release  |  01-30-2007  5:19 pm  |  Press Releases

David Carr on Alt-Weeklies, the Web, and the Merger

In an extensive interview in Rochester, N.Y.'s City Newspaper, the NY Times' media reporter and incipient blogger doled out some advice for the industry that used to provide him with a paycheck. Alternative journalism is "lippy discourse plus culturally literate recommendations plus listings," he said. Problem is, the same "fundamental assets" are also available on the Web, where they're "far more searchable." So alt-weeklies need to do a "better job of putting their brand into digital realms," and they need to compete with the Web "to keep refreshing that sort of children's crusade of talented young reporters (that) make alternative newspapers vital." Carr isn't troubled by the New Times-VVM merger because he's "a fan of the New Times version of newspapering. They do very robust, city-oriented coverage that I think is a force for good, or at least accountability in the cities that they do them in."
02-09-2006  9:37 am  |  Industry News

Jennifer Loviglio: Finding a Voice

People who don't know Jennifer Loviglio's work sometimes say, "Oh, you write a 'mommy column.'" Far from it. Even when Loviglio is writing about her kids, her City Newspaper column, The XX Files, makes important political and cultural points. In between columns, she's always looking for an issue that will raise her hackles. This is the third in a "How I Got That Story" series highlighting the AltWeekly Awards' first-place winners. (FULL STORY)
Isaiah Thompson  |  10-14-2005  1:05 pm  |  Association News

Gannett Youth Weekly Debuts in Rochester, N.Y.new

Insider, a youth weekly that promises to bring readers "Rochester Remixed," debuted Friday. Editorial content includes weird news, breezily written mainstream news, snapshots of young people having fun, and two articles identified as "big stories." The free tabloid targets ages 25 to 34, according to the Gannett daily paper that publishes it. That age group is "wildly underserved," says Democrat and Chronicle Editor Mike Johansson. AAN member City Newspaper is published in Rochester.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle  |  02-27-2004  5:16 pm  |  Industry News

City Newspaper Analyzes What to Expect from New Gannett Weeklynew

Chad Oliveiri, managing editor of the Rochester, N.Y., AAN member publication, talks to editors of other alternative newsweeklies to anticipate how a new Gannett weekly, tentatively named The InsideR, could affect his market. Free weeklies the media giant has already launched in Boise and Cincinnati compete with AAN papers for advertising and promotional opportunities. The silver lining is that Gannett is selling large mainstream advertisers on the concept of appearing in free weeklies, Cincinnati CityBeat Editor John Fox says.
City Newspaper  |  12-18-2003  3:45 pm  |  Industry News

AAN, City Newspaper Settle with USPS

Agreement clarifies 'New Times Rule' (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  02-19-2002  4:17 pm  |  Association News

Alternative Papers Rip Up Fronts to Cover Terrorist Nightmare

Across the country, alternative newsweeklies ditched their planned front pages as the awesome events of Tuesday unfolded. East Coast papers like The Village Voice and Washington City Paper are sharing stories and pictures with colleagues from Maine to California. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  09-12-2001  4:11 pm  |  Industry News