Seattle Weekly Names New Publisher

For Immediate Release July 24, 2002

SEATTLE, Wash. — Terry Coe has been named Publisher of Seattle Weekly. Mr. Coe is a 17-year veteran of New Times, Inc. with more than eight years as a publisher, four years in retails sales management and five years in display sales. Most recently, he was publisher of Riverfront Times in St. Louis, which he grew significantly in three years. Before that, Mr. Coe was publisher of Houston Press.

“I am extremely impressed with Terry’s experience and understanding of every facet of our business, his passion for newspapers and his competitive spirit,” says David Schneiderman, CEO of Village Voice Media.

Mr. Coe will lead a staff of 60 people in the publication of Seattle’s dominant newsweekly. The paper recently premiered a redesign of its logo and inside pages and has increased editorial content. The changes include adding two news columns, expanding the calendar listings to cover eight days of events, nearly doubling the music section, increasing weekly wine and food coverage, and creating a new lifestyles section with travel and outdoors writing.

“I am thrilled to join the talented staff at Seattle Weekly,” says Mr. Coe of his new position. “This paper is an excellent one and Seattle is a great marketplace. I am excited and committed to leading the paper forward to become one of the nation’s best weekly newspapers and Seattle’s #1 source for local news, entertainment and information.”

About Seattle Weekly and Village Voice Media: Seattle Weekly is part of Village Voice Media (VVM), the leading alternative media company in the country. Seattle Weekly is the definitive guide to the Seattle region’s civic and cultural life. The paper offers prize-winning coverage of Seattle politics, culture and in-depth reporting and criticism that are timely and compelling. Pick up Seattle Weekly every Thursday or visit us online at

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