'We exist to offer other points of view' - ABQ Free Press Editor Dan Vukelich
The newspaper was launched in 2014 as a bi-weekly
BY ABQ FREE PRESS STAFF
ABQ Free Press is now being published weekly.
The move to increase the publication frequency from every other Wednesday will make the newspaper more timely, Editor Dan Vukelich said.
“Some of our most loyal readers have been calling for this for some time now, and from a news-gathering perspective in an extremely competitive journalistic environment, it makes sense,” Vukelich said.
The increased frequency is being well-received by advertisers, according to Sarah Bonneau, the newspaper’s new general manager and sales director. Bonneau is a veteran sales executive with 30 years of experience in the Albuquerque market.
The newspaper is taking the opportunity presented by the increased publication frequency to do a minor reboot and to increase its arts and entertainment coverage.
“I think readers are going to see a positive change in the A&E section,” said Arts and Entertainment Editor Jyllian Roch. “It’s going to be fun, local and unique.”
ABQ Free Press was launched in April 2014 as an alternative to an existing Albuquerque weekly and the morning daily newspaper, the Albuquerque Journal, as well as to the city’s television stations.
“We exist to offer other points of view, and we’ll keep on performing that core function of investigative reporting and analysis, but we’re devoting more resources to covering the good things about Albuquerque and New Mexico – the artists, the entrepreneurs, the culture, the things that make living here special,” Vukelich said.
The newspaper will continue to be distributed at more than 400 locations from Belen to Santa Fe. Look for it at all local Smith’s and Albertson’s stores, Flying Star cafés and other local businesses throughout the Metro area.
If you’d like to see an ABQ Free Press rack at a business you frequent, talk to the owner or store manager about it, and let us know what they say. Email ABQ Free Press Circulation Manager Steve Cabiedes at email@example.com.
If you’d like to advertise in ABQ Free Press and reach the region’s most engaged readership, contact Sarah Bonneau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you was to offer a story idea, an op-ed, criticism or just to just vent, contact the editor, Dan Vukelich, at email@example.com.