The Alt-Weekly Crisis Hits Nashville. And Democracy

No one was shocked last week when SouthComm Inc., a Nashville-based media company, announced it was selling The Nashville Scene, its flagship alternative newsweekly. SouthComm had already sold or was in the process of selling its newspapers in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Tampa and Washington. And alt-weeklies around the country have been declining for years.

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  • February 6, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I beg to differ with the assertion in this piece that weeklies are experiencing hard times and subsequently folding. We are a weekly newspaper and we are thriving. Unlike our “big brothers” the dailies in our state of Iowa that are taking one good punch in the gut monthly through falling advertising sales. The dailies secretly layoff staff but are the biggest liars in claiming all is well.
    Anyway, small town weeklies are doing very, very well, thank you.


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