The Albuquerque Free Press was an adventure into the painful world of the free alternative weekly. For awhile in 2017 it appeared to thrive, the suddenly it ceased printing and became an online news outlet. Now it lives on only in ghost form with a page for back issues and a Facebook page that hasn’t been updated in more than a year.
What went wrong? How did the promise crash? Publisher Dan Vukelich will share his insight into the process with Albuquerque Press Women on Monday, October 8 at 11:30 at Mimi’s Cafe.
Anyone is welcome. Non-members are charged an additional $5 at the door. No reservation is required. Albuquerque Press Women is a community of people who work and play in the communications industry
It’s been a fixture in Albuquerque forever. Other free papers have come and gone, but the Weekly Alibi persists. What is the secret to keeping a free local community paper going in the turmoil of the digital age? Albuquerque Press Women and Friends are ready to find out at 11:30 a.m. on September 17 at Mimi’s Cafe at 4316 The 25 Way (near Jefferson and Singer NE).
Hear the story first hand from Constance Moss, the current Publisher of Weekly Alibi and Sales Director Tierna Unruh-Enos.
Ross has worked for the newspaper in several departments in varying capacities since 2011. She is a New Mexico native and holds two degrees from Vassar College. In her spare time she enjoys playing drums, going to concerts and collecting vinyl records.
Music, film, food, art and cannibus are big features in the Weekly Alibi, along with local coverage of city government that sometimes beats the much bigger Albuquerque Journal. Sometimes it takes a few minutes with coffee and the Weekly Alibi to realize what a vital cultural scene Albuquerque has. It’s information you get nowhere else and the Weekly Alibi’s digital counterparts are easily accessible.
It’s a new place and time for Albuquerque Press Women and Friends and we look forward to the experience. No reservation is needed and anyone is welcome. Come early and order anything from Mimi’s extensive menu. An extra $5. will be charged at the door for non-members.
APWF is an organization that welcomes all communicators. We’re always ready to talk about writing/multimedia/news and public information/marketing. APWF is an affiliate of New Mexico Press Women. We are known for our inclusive communication contests, state conferences with exciting speakers, our journalism scholarships and our interest in all ways to communicate in this sprawling state. It’s a crazy world out there and sometimes it is good to have help figuring it out.