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[1]
Language English
Headquarters 2750 NW 3rd Ave.
Miami, Florida, 33127
United States
Circulation 55,631 (December 2014)[2]
Website 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.[3]

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.[4] As of 2010 it is edited by Chuck Strouse, a former Miami Herald reporter. The paper has won numerous awards,[5] 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.[6] In 2010, the paper garnered international attention[7] 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.[8]

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.[9]

Former writers for the Miami New Times include authors Steve Almond, Pete Collins, Jim DeFede, Ben Greenman, Robert Andrew Powell,[10] Sean Rowe, and Kirk Semple.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About New Times". Denver, Colorado: New Times Inc. Archived from the original on October 12, 1999. 
  2. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ "About Us." Miami New Times. Retrieved on October 3, 2009.
  4. ^ "New Times, Inc. – Company History". FundingUniverse. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  5. ^ "Journalism Awards." Village Voice Media. Retrieved on December 31, 2010.
  6. ^ 2007 IRE Award winners." IRE. Retrieved on December 31, 2010.
  7. ^ How Did the Miami New Times Catch George Rekers with a Rentboy?. Gawker. Retrieved on December 31, 2010.
  8. ^ Thorp, Brandon K.; Bullock, Penn (2010-05-13). "How George Alan Rekers and his Rent-boy got Busted by New Times". Miami New Times. 
  9. ^ "Village Voice Media Execs Acquire The Company's Famed Alt Weeklies, Form New Holding Company". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Miami New Times site search, 'Subject: Robert Andrew Powell'". Miami New Times. 
  11. ^ "Miami New Times site search, 'Subject: Kirk Semple". Miami New Times. 

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