Gannett Distribution Networks for Dummies

july 6, 2006  10:21 am
The battle against Gannett's exclusive newspaper-distribution networks has heated up in the last two months, with Jackson Free Press and The Independent Weekly (Lafayette, La.) publishing details in their print editions, JFP launching a "Goliath blog" to track Gannett's progress in Mississippi, and Editor & Publisher covering the controversy in its latest issue. For anyone still confused about how the "networks" are harmful to alt-weeklies, Darren Schwindaman has explained the process in a cartoon (available here), which ran as a full page in JFP's print edition.