Former alt-weekly editor Alexa Schirtzinger began her John S. Knight fellowship at Stanford University with a simple question: In the world of alt-weeklies, what’s working, and what isn’t?
This week, Schirtzinger and fellow JSK Fellow Tran Ha rolled out a 3-minute survey to gauge how alt-weeklies are dealing with financial challenges, staffing decisions, and journalism’s general upheaval. The results will help Schirtzinger and Ha refine their fellowship projectsâ€”respectively aimed at rethinking the alt-weekly business model and planning for a new generation of millennial news consumers.
Please take 3 minutes to voice your thoughts, and, if you’re interested in contributing further, email aschirtz[at]stanford.edu.
Previously: Santa Fe Reporter Editor Awarded Knight Fellowship to Research Sustainable Funding for Local Journalism