Velocity (newspaper)

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Velocity's debut issue from Dec. 3, 2003.

Velocity was a free, weekly magazine published between December 3, 2003 and June 15, 2011, by The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky.

The full-color tabloid was distributed at 1,800 locations in a 13-county area in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Velocity was widely seen as an attempt by the Courier-Journal and its parent company, Gannett, to gain some of the market dominated by the Louisville Eccentric Observer, an alternative newsweekly.

Velocity targeted the 25-to-34-year-old age demographic. It was consciously non-political, although it occasionally covered hot-button issues such as the Iraq War, local and national elections, the ban on public smoking in Louisville and gay life.

Regular weekly features included The Bar Hopper, in which a local tavern was profiled; The Party Crasher, a photo-story from the weekend's parties; and What I'm Into, a mini-profile of a local person.

Velocity was discontinued during a round of budget cuts by Gannett.

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