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Boston Phoenix to Close

This week's print edition of the Boston Phoenix will be its last, and as of next week its online operation will also close. The Portland Phoenix and Providence Phoenix will fight on. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  03-14-2013  2:46 pm  |  Industry News

‘Smart is the New Alternative’new

"There's still a place for a really smart alternative voice on politics, media and the arts," says Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and former Boston Phoenix media columnist.
NetNewsCheck  |  01-22-2013  3:12 pm  |  Industry News

Boston Phoenix Publisher: 'Change is the engine that drives us all'new

Phoenix Media publisher & chairman Stephen Mindich reflects on the final issue of the Boston Phoenix, which will relaunch next week as a glossy called The Phoenix.
Boston Phoenix  |  09-13-2012  4:04 pm  |  Industry News

Boston Phoenix Lays Off Five, Will Relaunch As Glossynew

The Boston Phoenix will combine with Stuff Magazine and relaunch as a weekly glossy called The Phoenix.
Boston Business Journal  |  08-02-2012  7:35 am  |  Industry News

Alt-Weekly Pulitzer Prize Winners: 1981-2012

From the Village Voice in 1981 to The Stranger in 2012, a brief history of alt-weekly Pulitzer Prize winners. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-17-2012  2:45 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Former AAN President and Alt-Weekly Veteran Clif Garboden Dies at 62

Clif Garboden, former Boston Phoenix senior managing editor and former AAN president, has passed away at the age of sixty-two. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  02-11-2011  3:14 pm  |  Industry News  |  Comments (1)

Phoenix Media Group Sued By Facebooknew

Facebook claims that Phoenix Media sites' search engines for band and restaurant listings violate its patents.
Boston.com  |  11-09-2010  3:32 pm  |  Legal News

Boston Phoenix Replaces Editor

Phoenix Media has announced that Carly Carioli (pictured) will be replacing Lance Gould as editor of the Boston Phoenix. Former Phoenix staffer (and 2010 AltWeekly Awards judge) Dan Kennedy reports that Carioli will oversee the print and web content of three AAN members: Boston Phoenix, Portland Phoenix, and Providence Phoenix. The change at Phoenix Media comes on the heels of the significant layoffs of top employees last month, which included CFO/COO Richard Gallagher and corporate controller Michael Notkin. (FULL STORY)
Media Nation  |  06-17-2010  6:53 am  |  Industry News

Boston Phoenix Publisher Recognized by AIDS Walk Bostonnew

AIDS Walk Boston, which took place last weekend, turned 25 this year, and to mark the milestone, walk organizer AIDS Action honored 25 individuals whose contributions to the fight against AIDS have been invaluable. Phoenix publisher Bradley Mindich was one of them. He was lauded for his decision to distribute safer sex kit in every issue of the paper in 1987, as well as the Phoenix's long association with the AIDS Walk. After distributing the kit, Mindich was called a "murderer" in the pages of the Boston Herald and Boston Archdiocese newspaper The Pilot for making birth control freely available, according to AIDS Action.
AIDS Action  |  06-09-2010  8:38 am  |  Industry News

Boston Phoenix: New York's Palin Cover Story 'Looks Awfully Familiar'new

The Phoenix points out that New York's cover story this week, "Palin Inc.," is pretty similar to its July 2009 story "Sarah, Inc." Both pieces explore how Palin is set to make tons of cash in what the Phoenix called "the burgeoning right-wing marketplace," and they use similar imagery.
Boston Phoenix  |  04-27-2010  9:26 am  |  Industry News

Boston Phoenix Unveils This Year's 100 Unsexiest Mennew

From The Pope to The Situation, from Glenn Beck to Tiger Woods, the Phoenix has rolled out its annual list of the year's 100 unsexiest men. "Nike's robotically perfect pitchman took that whole 'Just Do It' slogan a smidge too literally -- with virtually any hooker, cocktail waitress, golf groupie, substitute teacher, den mother, and rodeo clown within a chip shot of his 5-iron," the Phoenix says of Woods, who took top honors this year. "Making matters worse, to repair his nuked image, he hired evil former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer as his public-relations caddy."
The Boston Phoenix  |  04-07-2010  9:55 am  |  Industry News

Video: Web-First Publishing - How Alt-Weeklies Can Survive

The clip below is of a SXSW panel featuring Joran Oppelt and Stephen Hammill of Creative Loafing, Carly Carioli of the Boston Phoenix and the East Bay Express' Jody Colley. (Note: there are a few minutes of video before the discussion begins.)

AAN  |  03-19-2010  5:11 pm  |  Industry News  |  Comments (2)

Alt-Weeklies Nab Dozens of New England Press Association Awardsnew

Three AAN members took home plenty of awards in this year's New England Newspaper and Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Boston Phoenix staff writer Mike Miliard was named Weekly Journalist of the Year (judges said he was "obviously a very versatile and talented journalist") as part of the Phoenix's haul of 18 total awards, including 11 first-place wins. Worcester Mag took home nine awards, with five first-place finishes, while Burlington's Seven Days finished first in three categories and won seven total awards.
New England Newspaper and Press Association (PDF)  |  02-09-2010  9:24 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Juliana Hatfield Appoints New Boston Phoenix Music Editornew

The Phoenix was surprised to learn -- via a press release -- that the liner notes to Juliana Hatfield's new album Peace and Love were written by "Boston Phoenix music editor James Parker." Problem is, while Parker does contribute to the alt-weekly, he "spends most of his hours these days toiling for the Atlantic Monthly" and definitely is not the paper's music editor, Carly Carioli notes. "I was wondering why my chair felt a little tight," music editor Michael Brodeur says when asked about Parker's sudden promotion.
Boston Phoenix  |  10-23-2009  9:13 am  |  Industry News

Who Knew? Bill O'Reilly Wrote for Alt-Weeklies in the 70snew

In his latest book, A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity, the controversial Fox News host reflects on his days attending Boston University in the 1970s. He notes that once he was bitten by the journalism bug, he started being published in Boston's alt-weeklies. "I ran around Boston annoying the hell out of everyone, but bringing back good, crisp copy," O'Reilly writes. "In addition to the Free Press [BU's student paper], I got stuff published in the Boston Phoenix and the Real Paper. Then, I recycled the articles into class assignments. Somehow, this worked out great. How could I get a bad grade if somebody had paid me for a piece and it ran on page two?"
BU Today  |  06-04-2009  11:05 am  |  Industry News