New Alt-Weekly Poised to Hit Newstands

Greater Nippertown’s alternative newsweekly Metroland published its final print issue on October 29, 2015. And shortly thereafter it pulled the plug on its website as well.

Now the Alt, a new publication, seems poised to takes its place. The new weekly is currently in development, with The Daily Gazette, Overit and Proctors collaborating on the new venture.

The press release sent out today (Tuesday, July 12) provides few details but describes the Alt as “a new arts and culture weekly” which will offer “in-depth coverage of arts, culture, politics, lifestyles and trending news along with a comprehensive community calendar in print, desktop and mobile formats.” And Daily Gazette publisher John DeAugustine hails the Alt as a “wonderful arts and entertainment project.”

According to a report in The Daily Gazette, about 25,000 copies of the Alt will be printed each week, which will be distributed to 300 locations in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties. It will be free.

The Alt expects to hire one editor, one digital editor and one reporter and sales people in the next month and launch the newspaper in the fall.

Stay tuned for further details as they develop…

  1. Todd Nelson says

    This is good news.

  2. Leo Purvis says

    I will enjoy the arts and entertainment read. Metroland is sorely missed.

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