A Couple of Alt-Weekly-Related Things That Don’t Fit Anywhere Else

Found a couple of unusual links in my Google Alerts this weekend that I thought you may be interested in.

In this blog post, the executive director of the Indiana chapter of the Center for Inquiry complains about the shabby treatment secular humanists generally receive in the media. Near the end, Reba Boyd Wooden shares an anecdote about the time she personally rescued her local alt-weekly — NUVO — from the trash bin it had been assigned to by a religious fanatic who didn’t like the paper. Let’s sign her up as our First Amendment Lunch speaker!

And in this interview posted on the website for Radio World (“The News Source for Radio Managers and Engineers”), the chief strategy officer for BIA Advisory Services points to Jim Brewer, the relatively new owner of the AAN-member paper Chattanooga Pulse, as a local-media innovator.