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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 03:31 PM

City Pages Shutting Down, Effectively Ending Era Of Alternative Weeklies (ad revenue way down)

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/10/28/city-pages-shutting-down-according-to-report-from-owner/
City Pages, which has been an alternative news and entertainment source for the Twin Cities for more than four decades, is shutting down for good, according to a statement posted from the Star Tribune ownership.

The weekly paper, which is currently owned by the Star Tribune and has been since 2015, is shutting down immediately. The last issue will be distributed this week.

The paper began under the moniker Sweet Potato in 1979 before rechristening as City Pages two years later. It was, along with the Reader, considered the preeminent free alternative newspaper in the metro area for most of the ’80s and ’90s. The Reader was shut down in the late ’90s.

The move was made as a result of the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic has had on restaurants, clubs, theaters and other venues that “form the core of City Pages’ revenue.”

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progree Oct 2020 OP
geardaddy Oct 2020 #1
Wellstone ruled Oct 2020 #2
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Response to progree (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 03:58 PM

1. That's too bad.

It definitely lost its edge when Glen Taylor bought it.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 04:04 PM

2. Yup.

 

Taylor wanted them dead from the get go. City Pages was a direct threat to both Metro News Rags.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 05:07 PM

3. One less voice of freedom.

Corporate news can't be trusted.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 06:49 PM

4. End of an era

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