Doing a little maintenance around here. On the Pulp's right-hand side over there, you'll see that I've finally added two new publications under the "Newspapers" heading. The first is Category305, an online newspaper started by former Miami New Timesers Rebecca Wakefield and Celeste Delgado. Go there early and often -- this is a bold venture that could pave way for the future of the media. Plus the logo art, with the palm tree reflected in the beadlets of water, is gorgeous.
I've also added Six Degrees Magazine, which operates out of Miami. It's a little pocket mag (seriously, it can fit in your pocket). Jake Smith, who happens to be one of my favorite people in this business, left New Times a few weeks back to take over as managing editor of SDM, so I'll let him explain it in his own words:
"It's a tiny magazine, quarter page, and it's distributed free in Miami and Fort Lauderdale's nicer boutiques and bars, also car dealerships and clubs - places like that. We feature a lot of big name celebrities and bands like Drew Barrymore and
Pharrell. It's kind of a hip urbanite socialista mag that is the perfect size to drop in your pocket and read for the next few days.
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The cooler part is that we are in a few cities, including Detroit and Atlanta - and very soon we'll be in five more.
The staff there rocks. We're not hard news journalism, and we don't pretend to be. But, we do still honor the separation of church and state if you know what I mean."
I do -- and I think it's safe to say the state of the media in South Florida, if it's judged by the innovation and risk-taking involved in these two pubs, is strong right now.
Oh, and, as promised I've added Joy Reid's political blog, which sways left. She's as good at that as she is on the radio and that's a compliment.