The Maine Edge
|Owner(s)||Edge Media Group|
|Headquarters||Bangor, Maine, U.S.|
The Maine Edge is a 18,000+ circulation free weekly lifestyle/cultural arts publication distributed by Edge Media Group in Bangor, Maine.
History and format
The Edge, as it's commonly called by readers, was created in part due to the loss of readership among young people in the Bangor area, a problem afflicting many major newspapers across the country. Similar to publications including RedEye in Chicago and Quick (newspaper) in Dallas, the publishers began The Edge in an effort to pull readers back into readership and serve a niche not being serviced by other media in the area.  The Edge appeared in December 2006 after the daily newspaper in Bangor, the Bangor Daily News, suffered a series of cutbacks in personnel. Citing declining advertising revenue, the BDN, as it's referred to locally, cut a series of positions in the editorial department and closed several bureaus.
As compared with mainstream newspapers, The Edge strongly emphasizes pop culture and entertainment news; humorous or lighthearted rather than serious columns, and flashy graphics and large pictures. It is a tabloid-format newspaper, oriented vertically rather than horizontally and with a front page consisting only of a large picture and several headlines.
The Edge publishes each Wednesday, and is a member of The Associated Press and the New England Press Association.
Notes and references
- "SPECIAL REPORT: Who Said Print Is Dead? Weeklies Duke It Out Everywhere". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
- "Growth of Free Dailies Spike Since 2000". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
- "Are Free Magazines the Future of Publications?". Folio Magazine. Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
- "Bangor Journalists Like View From "The Edge"". WCSH6. Retrieved 2007-10-15.[dead link]