Miami New Times

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Miami New Times
Miami New Times cover.jpg
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Voice Media Group
Publisher Adam Simon
Editor Chuck Strouse
Founded 1987
Headquarters 2750 NW 3rd Ave.
Miami, Florida, 33127
USA
Circulation 66,462 (December 2013)[1]
Website www.miaminewtimes.com

The Miami New Times is a free weekly newspaper published in Miami and distributed every Thursday. It primarily serves the Miami area and is headquartered in Miami's Wynwood Art District.[2]

Overview[edit]

It was acquired by Village Voice Media, then known as New Times Media, in 1987, when it was a fortnightly newspaper called the Wave.[3] As of 2010 it is edited by Chuck Strouse, a former Miami Herald reporter. The paper has won numerous awards,[4] including a first place in 2008 among weekly papers from the Investigative Reporters and Editors for stories about the Julia Tuttle Causeway sex offender colony.[5] In 2010, the paper garnered international attention[6] when it published a story by Brandon K. Thorp and Penn Bullock which revealed that anti-gay activist George Alan Rekers had hired a male prostitute to accompany him on a trip to Europe.[7]

In September 2012, Village Voice Media executives Scott Tobias, Christine Brennan, and Jeff Mars bought Village Voice Media's papers and associated web properties from its founders and formed Voice Media Group.[8]

Former writers for the Miami New Times include authors Steve Almond, Pete Collins, Jim DeFede, Ben Greenman, Robert Andrew Powell,[9] Sean Rowe, and Kirk Semple.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Us." Miami New Times. Retrieved on October 3, 2009.
  3. ^ "New Times, Inc. – Company History". FundingUniverse. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Journalism Awards." Village Voice Media. Retrieved on December 31, 2010.
  5. ^ 2007 IRE Award winners." IRE. Retrieved on December 31, 2010.
  6. ^ How Did the Miami New Times Catch George Rekers with a Rentboy?. Gawker. Retrieved on December 31, 2010.
  7. ^ Thorp, Brandon K.; Bullock, Penn (2010-05-13). "How George Alan Rekers and his Rent-boy got Busted by New Times". Miami New Times. 
  8. ^ "Village Voice Media Execs Acquire The Company’s Famed Alt Weeklies, Form New Holding Company". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Miami New Times site search, 'Subject: Robert Andrew Powell'". Miami New Times. 
  10. ^ "Miami New Times site search, 'Subject: Kirk Semple". Miami New Times. 

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