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The Phoenix is the name of several alternative weekly newspapers published by Phoenix Media/Communications Group of Boston, Massachusetts including the Boston Phoenix, the Providence Phoenix, the Portland Phoenix and the now-defunct Worcester Phoenix. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An alternative newspaper is a type of Newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of opinionated Reviews and columns A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view Phoenix Media/Communications Group is a Boston Massachusetts Corporation with several Publishing and Broadcasting interests The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. These papers emphasize arts and entertainment coverage and alternative political viewpoints. The arts is a broad subdivision of Culture, composed of many expressive disciplines. See also Entertainment (disambiguation and The Entertainer (disambiguation Entertainment is an activity designed to give people
The papers are somewhat similar in format and editorial content to the Village Voice and compete for a similar niche in the New England market with the Weekly Dig. This article is about a New York newspaper For the Ottawa Hills Ohio magazine see The Village Voice of Ottawa Hills. History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the Boston's Weekly Dig sometimes just called the Weekly Dig or even just the Dig is a free Alternative newsweekly
The Phoenix was founded in 1965 by Joe Hanlon, a former editor at MIT's student newspaper, The Tech. The Tech, first published on November 16 1881 is the oldest and largest campus newspaper at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge Massachusetts Since many Boston-area college newspapers were printed at the same printing firm, Hanlon's idea was to do a four-page single-sheet insert with arts coverage and ads. Greater Boston is the area of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts surrounding the city of Boston Massachusetts. He began with the Harvard Business School's newspaper, The Harbus News, and a student there, James T. Harvard Business School ( HBS) is a renowned Business school in the United States Lewis, became Hanlon's ad manager.
Boston After Dark began March 2, 1966, and theater buff Larry Stark began contributing theater reviews with the second issue. Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Larry Stark (born August 4, 1932 in New Brunswick New Jersey) is an American journalist and reviewer best known for his in-depth coverage of When the insert idea didn't pan out, the trio continued Boston After Dark as a weekly free paper.
A year after the launch, Hanlon sold off his half to Lewis. For three years, Boston After Dark kept the four-page format, with Lewis as publisher, Jane Steidemann as editor, Stephen M. Mindich as ad salesman and Stark as full-time theater critic and copy editor, plus film reviews by Deac Rossell, who later went on to become head of programming at London's National Film Theatre.
As the paper expanded, Mindich acquired a half interest. Stark quit in 1972 and began reviewing for the rival Cambridge Phoenix, which had begun October 9, 1969. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The first managing editor of the Cambridge Phoenix was April Smith, who later became a novelist (Good Morning, Killer) and TV writer-producer (Cagney & Lacey, Lou Grant, Nightmares and Dreamscapes). Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that first aired on the CBS Television network for seven seasons from March 25 1982 to Lou Grant is an American television drama series starring Ed Asner as a newspaper editor Nightmares & Dreamscapes is a short story collection by Stephen King published in 1993. 
Following a two-week writers' strike in August 1972, the Cambridge Phoenix was sold to Boston After Dark. Mindich's merger then became known as The Boston Phoenix, with Boston After Dark used as the name for the paper's arts and entertainment section. In the conflicts between writers and management, ousted writers immediately started another weekly, The Real Paper (which began August 2, 1972 and continued until 1981), while management continued the Boston Phoenix. The Real Paper was a Boston alternative weekly newspaper that ran from August 2, 1972, to June 18, 1981, often devoting Events 338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1988, the company that owns the Phoenix, Phoenix Media/Communications Group, bought a similar publication in neighboring Rhode Island called the NewPaper, which is now the Providence Phoenix. Phoenix Media/Communications Group is a Boston Massachusetts Corporation with several Publishing and Broadcasting interests Rhode Island ( officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States In 1999, PM/CG branched out into Portland, Maine by creating the Portland Phoenix. Portland is the largest city in the US state of Maine and the County seat of Cumberland County. The State of Maine ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean That same year the nameplate changed from Phoenix B. A name plate identifies and displays a person or product's name A. D. to The Boston Phoenix. From 1992 through 2000, there was also a Worcester Phoenix, but it folded due to Worcester's dwindling arts market. Worcester (ˈwʊstɚ is a City in the state of Massachusetts in the United States of America.
In 2005, the Phoenix underwent a major redesign, switching from a broadsheet/Berliner format to a tabloid format and introduced a new logo in order to increase its appeal to younger readers. Broadsheet is the largest of the various Newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches or more Berliner, or " midi " is a Newspaper format with pages normally measuring about 470 mm × 315 mm (18½  in × 12 A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest
According to a September 2006 press release, total Phoenix circulation is 494,400 and the Phoenix website features 90% of the paper's content plus extra content not included in the paper. 
Over the years the Phoenix acquired radio stations in Boston, Portland and Providence. WFNX is a New England commercial Alternative rock Radio station and Boston's only locally owned radio station The Phoenix currently owns stations serving Metro Boston and New Hampshire. The radio stations cover the same music, arts and political scene as the paper and sell to many of the same advertisers. Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of
Over the years, the Phoenix has received many awards for excellence in journalism, including honors from the New England Press Association, the Penny-Missouri Newspaper Awards, the American Bar Association Gavel Awards, and the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people The American Bar Association ( ABA) founded August 21 1878 is a voluntary Bar association of Lawyers and law students which is not specific The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers ( ASCAP) is a non-profit Performance rights organization that protects its
In 1994, Phoenix classical music writer Lloyd Schwartz was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism,