Alternative weeklies

Sacramento Bee begins running medical marijuana ads The McClatchy-owned Bee has had medical marijuana ads on its website for some time, but it just added them to the print edition. "It's something that we're doing because we have been asked to by the advertisers," says Bee community affairs director Pam Dinsmore. A reader tells me that today's Bee medical marijuana special section has a … Read More

The future of alt-weeklies?: Chicago Reader switches to magazine format

Chicago Tribune This week's Reader will be bound by staples and feature a glossy cover, reports Phil Rosenthal. "The goal is to make the Reader seem less disposable, more indispensable and more distinct in a crowded media marketplace that includes Time Out Chicago, Newcity and Chicago Tribune's RedEye," he writes. "It's hoped those who pick up the Reader … Read More