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“Total annihilation”: Coronavirus may just be the end for many alt-weeklies
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“Total annihilation”: Coronavirus may just be the end for many alt-weeklies

Published: March 20, 2020  |  23 min read, 4675 words
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HOME          LATEST STORY                    March 19, 2020, 12:28 p.m.COVID-19 is “a nearly perfect weapon against alternative weeklies.” In dozens of cities, papers are asking for donations, laying off staff, or abandoning print as social distancing dries up their revenue streams.It was only seven days ago that , the Seattle alt-(bi)weekly that was facing a financial crisis because of the city’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, which shut down concerts, bars, restaurants, and so many other events that provide the advertising fuel for an alt-weekly. “Ninety percent of our revenue —... READ MORE
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