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NTI and the publication was named New Times. The company was later renamed New Times Media. However, in the late s a new type of journalistic enterprise began to emerge in the United States and vokce the underground newspaper. Vivastreet halifax escorts by the growth of the anti-war movementradical politicsthe Civil Rights Movement and the counterculture of the sthese publications appeared in virtually every city and large town especially college towns in the United States.

At one point Newsweek estimated there were more than underground papers with a combined distribution of between 2 million and 4.

The Village Voice and Paul Krassner 's The Escort bbj — an amalgam of Mad -magazine-style satire and alternative journalism first published in New York City in —are often cited as the main sources of inspiration for underground newspapers. But there were differences.

Although the Voice and The Realist had a distinctly liberal bias, they also gave favorable treatment to multiple opinions and put an emphasis pesonals quality writing. Radicalism and activism were not their focus. This was not the case for the underground press.

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Journalism and editorial quality took a back seat. That fact, combined with a lack of sound business denver escorts back most were organized as collectivesthe end of the Vietnam War, and harassment by pereonals U. A few, grounded in a different publishing villagd that followed coice of the examples set by the Voice and The Realistsurvived and formed the beginning voive a new alternative press.

The impetus for the creation of Phoenix New Times New Times was provided by opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War and specifically President Richard Nixon 's decision in the spring of to expand the war and launch an invasion of Cambodia. The spark came from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University by National Guardsmen.

College campuses across the country erupted into demonstrations and strikes, including Arizona State University in Tempe. The cartoon showed "a dirty, longhaired young fellow labeled "campus terrorist" draped in vines with a torch in one "arson" and a knife "deadly assault" in the other. The caption: "Hang ivy on me and midget escorts sandy city me a student".

Although his father was not college educated, Lacey later recalled, he had insisted that his son college personals the daily New York Journal-American every day, a habit that bred a lifelong interest in journalism. He had already dropped out of school when he and a pair of students, Frank Fiore and Karen Lofgren, felt compelled to report accurately on the campus anti-war protests, which they believed were either being ignored perrsonals misrepresented by the ultra-conservative local media led by the Republic.

They planned to publish their own escorts en florida, which after missing its own first deadline, voife its debut on June 9,as The Arizona Times. Rechristened New Timesthe paper began weekly publication in September It was neither a hard-core underground publication nor a mainstream journalistic enterprise.

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It began to develop a unique identity, like a of other post-underground papers around the country. Over the next two years, New Times explored a variety of social korean men personality political issues, both local and national. Revenues crept up, and vullage successes became beacons of hope. In April the paper attracted J. C Penneywhich ran a series of full- advertisements.

Part of a blue-collar family that had deep roots in the desert metropolis, Larkin had grown up reading many of the same magazines as Lacey, whose attention he got by sending New Times a detailed written analysis of the city's political and media scene.

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After working all day at the paper, "he would drive to the Nantucket Lobster Trap where he worked all night shemale london escort a waiter. But in the early days, New Times was not an organization upon which a major newspaper group could be built. The company, which had incorporated as New Times Inc.

This resulted in long bouts of introspection, analysis and debate. The paper survived because there were so many people willing to work for nothing or next to nothing because they had a common vision: all that Sixties and early-Seventies bullshit. The anti-war movement was valid, certainly, but there were certain elements of the hippie movement that the paper took advantage of.

People would work for nothing because they thought they were part of a great social experiment. In the company launched a Tucson edition. It never gained traction for a variety of reasons, including cultural differences between the two Arizona cities, a lack of advertising interest, and an editorial emphasis on Phoenix politics and issues. The Tucson edition was shuttered inbut not before launching the writing career of Ron Sheltona former minor-league ballplayer who mature escorts houston tx go on to write and direct the baseball classic movie Bull Durham.

In Escorts marlow the company, in desperate need of capital, issued a public stock offering for Arizona residents.

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The money was spent in no time, leaving the company in much the same precarious financial position as it was prior to the sale — only now with more than individual shareholders. InLarkin was named publisher and president of the company, a milf personals in pacifica ca that presaged his perspnals role as CEO of the largest group of alternative newsweeklies in America.

Low pay and the collective nature of the organization had taken its toll.

Lacey left infollowed by Larkin in Adams and his business partner, Al Senia, also owned the Casa Loma apartments in downtown Tempe, where they headquartered the New Times. But the Adams era was short-lived. Complaints came from stockholders: A lack of communication from management, a failure to hold any Board of Directors meetings for more escorts blacktown a year, and a loss of focus on local issues.

This led the leaders of the company antigua escorts Lacey and Larkin to devise a plan to take back the newspaper. Litigation ensued, but within a few months the new management group had prevailed. With circulation petsonals at a low point of 17, copies, the new managers knew they faced an uphill struggle. Luck was with them. But the Haysi va housewives personals refused to publish the report, claiming it was unfair looking for a girl on her period improperly investigated.

The Bolles murder was personsls major story in Arizona. The refusal by the Republic meant the residents of Maricopa County would have no place to read the report— except, that is, in the newly re-formed New Times. Papers flew off the stands and the paper established a readership foothold in the Valley of the Sun. In the daily and its publisher Duke Tully sued New Times for libel, claiming its coverage of a union dispute at the Republic was inaccurate. While the suit was eventually dismissed, the enmity between the two publications grew.

In fact he villae not served in Korea or Vietnam and had never been in the military at all. Fights with the Republic aside, one of the first important initiatives for New Times was to increase circulation. Cheap ottawa escorts paper was distributed free at locations chosen to attract the young readers coveted by advertisers. The Chicago Reader had pioneered free circulation in the early s and Larkin eagerly embraced the concept.

By weekly circulation reachedWith Lacey's stewardship of the paper's journalistic content steaming aheadhe and Larkin seeded the company with key personnel who would form a foundation for future growth. Among the most prominent were:.

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A talented cartoonist and humorist, Bell created the Honkytonk Sue comic strip, which along with hundreds of other two- satirical drawings graced the s of New Times for more than a decade. After a stint as a morning radio personality in looking for west reno Phoenix area, Personxls purchased True West Magazine in where he remains as owner and publisher.

In addition to her duties as managing editor escort girl in perth New Timesshe wrote a weekly column in the paper skewering many of the Phoenix area's sacred cows. In she was named editor of the paper, succeeding Lacey, who became executive editor for the growing group of NTI newspapers. Dewey Webb: Webb ed the paper in late from the Phoenix Gazette and quickly became renowned for his coverage of the quirky and obscure corners of life and culture in Phoenix.

His writing and headline creation skills earned him numerous awards villags his twenty-plus years at the paper. Hal Smith: Smith, a marketing student at Arizona State University, ed the sales department in He soon became advertising director and infused the sales and marketing departments with tools and strategies that drove the exponential growth of the company over the following two decades. Scott Spear: Spear, the former owner of a chain of record stores, ed New Times in with a mandate to organize the business side of the escorts in gainesville florida and manage the rapidly growing free-circulation strategy.

He later pioneered the NTI voice-personals business and created a freestanding phone company to support it. In later years he was responsible for identifying and pursuing acquisition opportunities and pereonals primarily villahe for the creation of a fully operational national trade Association for Alternative Newsweeklies AAN.

Lee Newquist: Newquist was hired directly out of college in as an assistant to Hal Smith. He rose to become publisher of Westword inpersonqls in was named publisher of the Dallas Observer. In addition, he handled the duties of executive vice president of operations for the entire company for a of years.

Christine Brennan: Brennan ed New Times as a paste-up and production person in After moving into an editing job, she went on to oversee coverage in news 150 oxford escorts arts and help shape the paper's growing reputation as a purveyor of sophisticated cultural criticism.

In she was named managing editor at Westword and in was named executive irvine escort sites editor of New Times Media, the two editorial position in the company, reporting directly to Lacey. Deborah Laake : Laake was hired as managing editor and staff personqls for the paper in In she authored "Worm Boys," a short story published in New Times for which she won a special award from the Columbia Journalism School.

Laake died vil,age February Andy Van De Voorde. Hired in directly out of college at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Van De Voorde began his career as New Times ' calendar editor, but quickly moved up in the editorial department.

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He rose to become music la bust escort and later was named a staff writer. In he succeeded Brennan as managing editor at Westword and in moved into corporate management as NTI's executive associate editor, overseeing writer recruitment and hiring for the company. He has continued in that role at Voice Media Group.

With sales now growing at an ever-increasing rate, and adultworld escorts rede completed that converted the paper into a classic tabloid format[8] Larkin and Lacey began to look toward other opportunities for growth and expansion. Innovative ideas were infused into the company, creating an environment that grew revenues as well as the quality and quantity of the paper's editorial content.

The "Best Of" concept was first used in Phoenix in While a few other alternative newspapers notably The Real Paper in Boston had tried this concept, Villahe Times took it to heights ly thought unreachable. Originally conceived as an insider's guide to the city, "Best Of" was a once-a-year respite from the escorts blacktown New Times practice of "eviscerating people and displaying villaeg entrails.

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Later editions were much larger. Smith's sales and marketing skills kicked in; thousands of premiums were custom-made and delivered to potential advertisers followed looking for a nice and sweet girl sales calls enticing them to run in the special issue, as well as in the weeks before and after its publication. Winners received plaques and winners' certificates they could display in their businesses.

Advertising campaigns heralding the upcoming "Best Of" issue were purchased, including local radio, television and billboards. It became common for the entire press run of "Best Of" issues to disappear from more than 1, distribution points within 24 hours.