AAN News

Orlando Weekly Expands Restaurant Weeknew

Previously called Orlando Restaurant Week, the 2014 restaurant promotion will be known as Bite:30 and will last 30 days.
Orlando Weekly  |  05-14-2014  3:30 pm  |  Industry News

Newly Formed Euclid Media Group to Acquire Times-Shamrock Alternative Weekly Properties

The purchase includes Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, Orlando Weekly and San Antonio Current as well as their associated websites and events. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-23-2013  12:10 pm  |  Press Releases

Graham Jarrett Promoted to Publisher of Orlando Weekly

Following eight months as general manager of Orlando Weekly, Graham Jarrett was officially named publisher of the alternative weekly, effective Sept. 1. (FULL STORY)
Orlando Weekly  |  09-06-2013  12:00 pm  |  Press Releases

Times-Shamrock Puts Alt-Weekly Division Up For Sale

The Times-­Shamrock Communications alternative weekly division includes Baltimore City Paper, Cleveland Scene, Metro Times, Orlando Weekly, and San Antonio Current. (FULL STORY)
Times-Shamrock  |  08-26-2013  1:25 pm  |  Press Releases

Creative Commons FTW: How Alt-Weeklies Are Using ProPublica Content For Free

Did you know that you can reprint ProPublica stories in your paper or website free of charge? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  07-31-2012  3:30 pm  |  Tips and Tools

Orlando Weekly Names Arts & Culture Editor

Orlando Weekly has named Jessica Bryce Young as its arts & culture editor. (FULL STORY)
Orlando Weekly  |  05-02-2011  1:49 pm  |  Industry News

Orlando Weekly Editor Leaves for Vegasnew

On Friday, we told you that Baltimore City Paper managing editor Erin Sullivan was taking over the editor's spot at sister paper Orlando Weekly. What we neglected to mention is where the Weekly's current editor, Bob Whitby, was going. In a farewell column, he says he is taking "a job editing a paper out west," in Las Vegas. He had been the paper's editor since August 2002. Weekly publisher Rick Schreiber tells the Orlando Sentinel that Whitby will be joining the rest of his family in Vegas; they moved there last summer because Whitby's wife's education required her to relocate.
Orlando Weekly  |  04-19-2010  10:52 am  |  Industry News

Erin Sullivan Heads South to Take the Reins at Orlando Weekly

Sullivan, currently the managing editor of Baltimore City Paper, will take over as Orlando Weekly's editor June 1. Sullivan has been at City Paper since 2002, and currently sits on AAN's Board of Directors as chair of the Membership Committee. City Paper and the Weekly are both owned by Times-Shamrock Communications.
AAN News  |  04-16-2010  6:31 pm  |  Industry News

Another 'How I Got that Story' Live Chat Slated for This Friday

Jeffrey Billman, who won first place for investigative reporting in the under-50,000 circulation category for his Orlando Weekly piece "Might Makes Right," will discuss the story with Weekly editor Bob Whitby in a conversation moderated by the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Tim Redmond. Like last week, the live chat will happen right here on AAN.org and will take place Friday at 3 pm EDT. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-28-2009  3:52 pm  |  Association News

Orlando Weekly Launches New Nightlife Magazine

Orlando Weekly Press Release  |  04-02-2009  2:34 pm  |  Press Releases

Orlando Weekly Publishes Details of MBI Investigationnew

A new 4,000-word Weekly story examines the inner workings of the "crusade" the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI) went on against the paper and the spin the agency used to claim victory in the settlement reached last week. "How Orlando's morality police went from fangs bared to tail between their legs is an old story, one the Weekly has written extensively," the paper reports. The Weekly wrote critical stories that embarrassed the MBI and believes it was likely targeted because of them. "The MBI came after the paper with charges serious enough to put it out of business. The charges were dropped and the case was settled out of court," the Weekly reports. "You decide who won."
Orlando Weekly  |  03-03-2008  12:53 pm  |  Industry News

More on Orlando Weekly Settlementnew

"All sides claimed victory" yesterday when the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI) dropped 18 charges against the Weekly, which in turn agreed to stop running adult ads and pay the MBI $10,000 for its investigation, the Orlando Sentinel reports. In addition, the paper's three employees who were personally charged agreed to perform 100 hours of community service within nine months to have their charges dismissed. "There's no need to proceed to a jury trial ... when everything that needed to be done is being done," MBI director Bill Lutz says. "They have stepped up. They've actually done more than we asked." But the Weekly says the MBI settled because it knew it was going to lose the case. "It is no coincidence that the MBI entered into settlement talks a week before today's scheduled motion-to-dismiss hearing, in which the Weekly was prepared to argue, essentially, that the MBI was making up the law as it went along," the paper says in an initial report. The Weekly promises to have a full account of the investigation and settlement on its website soon.
The Orlando Sentinel | Orlando Weekly  |  02-28-2008  1:10 pm  |  Legal News

All Charges Against Orlando Weekly Droppednew

The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI) has dropped its racketeering charges against the Weekly, as well as the misdemeanor and felony charges it filed against three Weekly employees last October for of selling ads to prostitutes, the paper reports. "As it turns out, the MBI brain-trust hit a small hitch -- there's not really anything illegal about that," the Weekly's Jeff Billman writes. The paper has agreed to stop running Adult Services ads, and reimbursed the MBI $10,000 for its investigation.
Orlando Weekly  |  02-27-2008  4:01 pm  |  Industry News

Columnist: 'Prosecutors Need to Settle' Orlando Weekly Casenew

Legal proceedings for the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation's case against three Weekly employees and the paper on charges related to adult advertising are scheduled to get underway later this month. Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas thinks the case, which "smacks of payback," should be settled, and suggests a way forward: "Immediately drop all charges against the employees," he writes. "Drop all felony charges against the Weekly and ask the judge to withhold adjudication on misdemeanor charges of aiding and abetting prostitution. In exchange, the Weekly reimburses all costs and agrees in writing to stop taking ads from prostitutes and unlicensed massage parlors."
Orlando Sentinel  |  02-20-2008  8:58 am  |  Industry News