What Happened to the Boston Phoenix (and Can It Rise Again)? | BostonMagazine ::alt weeklies hurt more::


It’s an interesting observation that alternative newspapers such as Phoenix and Village Voice have been hurt even more than mainstream media by the new media environment.

The suggestion is that the lost their exclusive alt niche, were even more dependent on personal ads and had weaker financial foundations to start.

But one might also ask if their style of journalism as compared to the mainstream — longer form, longer hair — was really no more appealing to audiences when there are ready alternatives than mainstream’s talking head, MacNews became.