Black & White (Birmingham newspaper)

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Black & White
TypeBiweekly newspaper
Owner(s)Chuck Geiss
Founder(s)Chuck Geiss
PublisherChuck Geiss
Founded1992 (1992)
Ceased publicationJanuary 10, 2013 (2013-01-10)
Headquarters2210 2nd Avenue North, FL 2, Birmingham, AL 35203-3857
CityBirmingham, Alabama
CountryUnited States
Circulation30,000 (as of 2013)[1]
OCLC number26199931

Black & White was a biweekly alternative newspaper covering news and culture in Birmingham, Alabama. It was established in 1992 by Chuck Geiss, who continued to own and publish the paper until it shut down in early 2013.[2][3] A member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia,[4] it described itself as "Birmingham's oldest and largest non-daily publication".[1] When Black & White suspended publication in 2013, Geiss initially intended to relaunch it with a new business model,[5] but this plan never came to fruition, and the paper ended up permanently shutting down. described Black & White as "...a victim of the contraction of the print news industry nationwide in the face of advancing digital alternatives."[2]


  1. ^ a b "About Black & White". Black & White. Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  2. ^ a b Diel, Stan (2013-09-12). "Chuck Geiss, former Black & White publisher, has died (updated)". Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  3. ^ Keith, Todd (2011-07-19). Insiders' Guide® to Birmingham. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 251. ISBN 9780762769353.
  4. ^ Fazzone, Amanda (1999-11-09). "Leishman Named GM at Birmingham Weekly". Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  5. ^ Diel, Stan (2013-01-11). "Alternative weekly Black & White suspends publication, plans to re-launch after retooling". Retrieved 2019-06-29.

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