‘Memphis Daily News’ Unveils Free Weekly

By: E&P Staff

The Memphis Daily News has announced it will soon publish an additional free weekly newspaper, The Memphis News.

The announcement, published in the Daily News, came three weeks after the first issue of the paper had been published on June 11. The Memphis News is “aimed at introducing more readers to the paper?s longtime tradition of insightful reporting and in-depth analysis of the business, legal and political landscape,” said Eric Smith’s story in today’s edition of the Daily News.

The News will be published every Wednesday and be available at newsstands throughout the city as well as online. The publication is anchored by the writing of Senior reporter Bill Dries, who each week examines a topic concerning Memphis and the surrounding area. For the paper’s first issue, Dries discussed the changing Memphis suburbs. In the second issue he discussed the careers of city politicians Joe Cooper and Ricky Peete. This week, Dries looks at crime and the city’s efforts to stop it.

“As we?ve invested more and more in editorial over the last five years — adding color, adding staff, adding pages to the daily paper, adding AP content, expanding our Web presence, launching an e-mail edition — we?ve had a great response,? Daily News publisher Eric Barnes told the paper. ?And so The Memphis News is, in part, a great way to expose our strong content to even more people.”

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