More mess at New Times


By Tim Redmond

Catch the Seattle Times story on the ongoing meltdown at the Seattle Weeklyl. Another sign that Mike Lacey and New Times (now Village Voice Media) management are driving away staffers and changing the basic mission local alt-weeklies.

Here's how David Brewster, who founded the Seattle Weekly, puts it: Commenting on the old Weekly, he says:

"It's been about building a better city, rather than just reveling in how bad the place is."

That's not how New Times thinks.

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