Former Boston Phoenix Staffers Start Online Alt-Weekly

Just six weeks after the closure of the Boston Phoenix, the paper’s former assistant music editor Liz Pelly has launched The Media, an ad-free, online weekly publication:

When I began to consider maybe starting something new, I thought hard about the specific voids left by the decline of alt-weekly journalism as well as pre-existing online publications. Some feel that the role of alt-weeklies is now carried out by blogs, but it’s not. There is a specific rhythm to putting out a weekly, a thoughtful pace that the speed of the Internet diminishes.

The inaugural issue went live yesterday and is laid out like a newspaper. Faye Orlove, who once worked as a production assistant at the Phoenix, is serving as creative director for the new publication. The first issue also features a contribution from former Phoenix editor-in-chief Carly Carioli.

From Boston Magazine:

When asked what she hopes people take from the new site, Pelly says she would like to see it become a successful medium that people can pitch to, which will also be community supported. “I hope it will also reach beyond being a Boston publication, too,” she says.

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