Monday Magazine

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Monday Magazine
Type Alternative monthly
Owner(s) Black Press
Founder(s) Gene Miller
Founded 1975
Language English
Headquarters Victoria, British Columbia

Monday Magazine is a free arts and entertainment magazine in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Contrary to what the name suggests, Monday was distributed throughout the greater Victoria area every Thursday until July 2013 when it became an arts calendar monthly. The publication features articles on art, food and entertainment in Victoria but is most widely used as an event listing.

Monday was founded in 1975 by Gene Miller, a native New Yorker who arrived in Victoria in 1970, five years before founding Monday. Miller aspired to create a publication for the Victoria readership that was rooted in the social consciousness of the Village Voice but written in the style of The New Yorker.[1]

Shortly after establishing the paper, Miller was joined by Andrew Lynch and George Heffelfinger and the three divided ownership equally. In 1988, Miller - disheartened with his creation - sold his one third interest to Lynch and Heffelfinger.[1] Andrew Lynch continued in his role as publisher of Monday until it was taken over by David Black's Island Publishers Ltd. in 1996. It is currently published by Black Press Group Ltd.

Until May 1, 2013, Monday Magazine earned its reputation as a critical voice in Victoria's political, social and cultural communities. It is no longer a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. The paper targets educated, active adults and currently reaches approximately 38,445 households.

Monday routinely received awards for investigative features on the environment, social and political justice, arts, culture and the outdoors. In 2011 and 2012, its staff earned 20 newspaper awards through the BCYCNA, CCNA and AAN organizations. Monday Magazine historically tended to the left of the political spectrum and was often critical of centre and right wing politicians and policies at the city and provincial levels.

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  1. ^ a b Ryerson Review of Journalism - Spring 1994

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