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Nashville Scene Editor Jim Ridley Dies at 50new

"He made every single journalist around him better."
Nashville Scene  |  04-08-2016  3:00 pm  |  Industry News

Embracing Longform

In a world full of mosquito-sized attention spans, alt-weeklies have always been a home for quality longform journalism. For us, longform is more than just a hashtag, it's at the core of who we are. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-22-2014  1:30 pm  |  Conference News

Discovering a Love for Long-Form with Sparkle and TwAANg

Sitting surrounded by leaders in the alternative media industry, editors, and fellow writers can be equal parts intimidating and exhilarating. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-15-2014  3:00 pm  |  Conference News

Nashville Scene Accidentally Posts First Draft of Theater Review, Critics Charge Racismnew

Nashville Scene accidentally posted a draft version of a theater review on its website, which included portions that some readers found racist.
Mediaite  |  03-29-2011  6:24 pm  |  Industry News

New Owners Bring Changes to Nashville Scenenew

Nashville-based SouthComm purchased the Scene from Village Voice Media last month, and has swiftly been making changes. Former managing editor and longtime staffer Jim Ridley has taken over as editor, and the paper rolled out a glossy look this week. In addition, SouthComm has brought all editorial staffers of its Nashville properties (it owns The City Paper, NashvillePost.com and a handful of smaller print publications) under one roof, and done the same -- in a different building -- for business-side staff. Scene writer Bruce Barry says Nashville is "the alpha test" of SouthComm's publishing theory, which involves owning a unique blend of niche publications in a single market. Barry also points out that many SouthComm higher-ups are "very conservative" and wonders how that might affect the alt-weekly going forward.
Nashville Scene  |  09-18-2009  1:09 pm  |  Industry News