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Developer Arrested for Assaulting Daughter of Independent Weekly Publishers

The daughter of Independent Weekly (Lafayette, La.) publishers Steve May and Cherry Fisher May was reportedly punched and knocked unconscious by a local developer who has been engaged in an ongoing dispute with the paper over its coverage of a state property tax loophole. (FULL STORY)
The Independent Weekly  |  02-24-2012  1:05 pm  |  Industry News

New Weekly Goes After Gannett on its Own Turf

Steve May and his wife Cherry Fisher May are picking a fight where other publishers might fear to tread, readying themselves for head- to-head competition with Gannett. Beginning this Friday, they will begin publishing an alternative newsweekly in Lafayette, La., where Gannett owns both the daily newspaper, The Daily Advertiser, and its 23-year-old weekly, The Times of Acadiana. The Mays used to own The Times, and their anger over what it has become is fueling their launch of a paper they have pointedly named The Independent. "Gannett has destroyed The Times," Steve May says. "These guys are Sears managers who have a one- size-fits-all approach to local publishing." (FULL STORY)
Angie Drobnic Holan  |  08-12-2003  11:29 pm  |  Industry News