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Potter to Succeed Newman as City Paper Editornew

Chris Potter has been named Andy Newman's replacement as editor of Pittsburgh City Paper, reports Pittsburgh Business Times. "It was a huge surprise to me," says Potter, who has been the paper's managing editor since he and Newman came over from the now-defunct In Pittsburgh Newsweekly seven years ago. Potter will take over the position in November, after the City Paper's annual Best of Pittsburgh issue. "[Potter and I] have been conjoined for almost 10 years," Newman tells reporter Tim Schooley. "It's a very delicate procedure, but I think we'll both go on to lead productive lives."
Pittsburgh Business Times  |  09-07-2004  1:03 pm  |  Industry News

Newman to Leave Pittsburgh City Papernew

Editor of the alt-weekly since 1998, Andy Newman will be leaving in November to try his hand as a freelance writer in New York City. "I've wanted to do this for a long time, and it seems like I should do it before they send the AARP card," he tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. City Paper will begin searching for his replacement immediately. Newman is currently working on a story for The Believer, and hopes to place a piece in The New Yorker within a year. He is vice president of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' board of directors.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  |  08-25-2004  11:50 am  |  Industry News

Catholic Paper Questions Alt-Weekly's Availability to Childrennew

Pittsburgh Catholic apparently believes that its hometown alt-weekly should be wrapped in a brown bag and handed out from behind the counter. "We need to ensure that our children are protected from unhealthy and exploitative images of sexuality," says a representative of the local diocese who thinks it's "unconscionable" that Pittsburgh City Paper is openly distributed in public. “I’m not running a day care center,” City Paper editor Andy Newman tells the paper. “I have a newspaper, and I feel like other people are responsible for supervising their own children.”
Pittsburgh Catholic  |  07-12-2004  6:06 pm  |  Industry News

RIP, In Pittsburgh (1984-2001)new

"I feel horrible about this, really," says Scott Mervis, who joined In Pittsburgh in its early days and now edits the weekly "Mag" pull-out at the local daily. "In Pittsburgh was an institution that got built up over 17 years and for it to disappear overnight is an incredible loss, I think." Several other former IP staffers agree, including Pittsburgh City Paper Editor Andy Newman, who pays his respects to the paper that introduced alternative journalism to Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  10-08-2001  10:18 am  |  Industry News

Medill Writing Workshop Program Set

Sessions designed to recharge writers (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  08-06-2001  11:50 am  |  Association News

AAN Bylaws Committee Tackles Ownership Issues

Members to consider proposed bylaw amendments at convention. (FULL STORY)
Christine Iwan  |  05-18-2000  11:51 am  |  Association News

AAN Board Candidates Step Forward

With Ten Days Left Until the Election, Still No Contenders For Advertising Chair. (FULL STORY)
AAN Staff  |  05-20-1999  11:51 am  |  Industry News