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Seattle Weekly
Seattle Weekly
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TypeAlternative weekly
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Sound Publishing
PublisherEric LaFontaine[1]
EditorAndy Hobbs[2]
Founded1976
Headquarters307 Third Avenue South, Second Floor, Seattle, Washington 98104, USA
Circulation38,000[3]
ISSN0898-0845
OCLC number17527271
Websiteseattleweekly.com

The Seattle Weekly is a freely distributed newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. It was founded by Darrell Oldham and David Brewster as The Weekly. Its first issue was published on March 31, 1976.

Ownership history

The paper is currently owned by Sound Publishing, Inc., the largest community news organization in Washington State,[] and is distributed each Wednesday.

Former owners of the Seattle Weekly include Sasquatch Publishing/Quickfish Media, Seattle from 1976 to 1997; Stern Publishing, New York from 1997-2000; Village Voice Media, New York from 2000 to 2012; and Voice Media Group from September 2012 to January 2013.[4] Village Voice Media executives Scott Tobias, Christine Brennan and Jeff Mars bought Village Voice Media's papers and associated web properties from its founders to form Voice Media Group. Sound Publishing purchased the Seattle Weekly from Voice Media Group in January 2013.[5]

In July 2006, longtime editor-in-chief Knute Berger announced he would be leaving the paper. The Seattle Times profiled the change in leadership at the company in a Business & Technology section news report titled, "Uncertain Times at Seattle Weekly".[6]

Mark Baumgarten, former City Arts editor-in-chief and author of Love Rock Revolution, was named editor-in-chief of the Seattle Weekly on March 12, 2013, replacing Mike Seely who resigned January of the same year.[7][8] In January 2018, Seth Sommerfeld was named Editor of Seattle Weekly upon Mark Baumgarten's transition to Editorial Director, King County. In June 2018, Andy Hobbs replaced Baumgarten as Editorial Director, and in August 2018, was named Editor of Seattle Weekly.

Columns

  • "Mossback", by Knute Berger as editor-in-chief
  • "Ask an Uptight Seattlite", advice by David Stoesz[9][10]
  • "Dategirl", by Judy McGuire[11]
  • "Seattleland"; by Rick Anderson[12]
  • Space Witch; astrology by Elissa Ball
  • Stash Box; cannabis culture by Meagan Angus
  • Beer Hunting; beer by Jacob Uitti
  • Constant Reader; literature by Paul Constant
  • "Electric Eye" by Brooklyn Benjestorf (2015-2016)

Competition

The Seattle Weekly's principal competitor is The Stranger, an alternative bi-monthly paper published in Seattle.[]

References

  1. ^ "Seattle Weekly News & Comment". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Seattle Weekly". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Seattle Weekly". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Village Voice Media Execs Acquire The Company's Famed Alt Weeklies, Form New Holding Company". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Seattle Weekly and SF Weekly Sold in Separate Transactions - Industry News - AltWeeklies.com". www.altweeklies.com. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Pryne, Eric (2006-07-23). "Uncertain times at Seattle Weekly". The Seattle Times. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Seattle Weekly Names Mark Baumgarten Editor-in-Chief". seattleweekly.com. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Mike Seely leaving Seattle Weekly, Ballard bound". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  9. ^ "Seattle Weekly: Ask an Uptight Seattleite". Retrieved .
  10. ^ http://mynorthwest.com/11/291380/Uptight-Seattleite-columnist-revealed
  11. ^ "Seattle Weekly: Dategirl". Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Seattle Weekly: Seattleland". Retrieved .

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