Geov Parrish, former staff writer for Seattle Weekly, and Sandeep Kaushik, ex-writer for the Stranger, last week participated in a "Podcasting Liberally" panel about "the fate of the post-purge Weekly in Seattle’s tech-savvy, blog-heavy media market." Parrish worked at the Weekly for eight years before resigning last week, and he doesn't pull punches when describing his differences with the new Village Voice Media management, especially his feeling that they "don't get" online content. Other panelists, however, argue that the Weekly is "oppressed by the weight of its own history" and the VVM changes may bring a younger audience to the paper. The panel also discusses Slog as guilty pleasure and Skip Berger's resemblance to Jerry Garcia. The complete podcast is available for download here.

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