Alt-Weeklies Get Short Shrift at the Newseum

august 25, 2008  12:28 pm
The $450 million museum dedicated to the news "might be seven levels high, take up 250,000 square feet, and feature floors of multi-media displays on topics as wide-ranging as gangsters vs. the FBI (and the daily newspaper coverage of it) and the history of tabloid newspapers (with covers of the National Enquirer from the days it was talking about Elvis's ghost) -- but it has no space for alternative weeklies," blogger Gina Vivinetto notes. She says that our corner of the news industry is "summed up behind a glass display with exactly one cover of the Village Voice and a paragraph saying alt-weeklies were born in the turbulent 1960s to cover news outside of the mainstream press."