Are Alt Weeklies Over?

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By: Baynard Woods | New York Times

When the Baltimore Sun Media Group recently announced that it was buying the Baltimore City Paper, the local alternative weekly where I work as an editor, the prognosis for aggressive, independent journalism in Baltimore was pretty grim. Tom Scocca, a reporter who used to work at City Paper, declared that the city was now one step closer to being a “zero newspaper town.”

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