CITYVIEW magazine is resuming publication after a three-month hiatus from print.
Publisher Shane Goodman announced in March that the monthly free alternative news and entertainment magazine would suspend operation for at least six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, which shuttered many of the local businesses and events that advertised with CITYVIEW.
According to a Tuesday news release, the magazine published a digital-only edition in April and then “went dark” during May and June, posting stories online sporadically. CITYVIEW resumes publication both in print and online with its July issue, which includes stories on summer activities, local responses to COVID-19 and a swath of popular columns.
“We learned a lot in this process. But most of all, we learned how important the printed publication is to what we do and to the lives of our readers and advertisers,” Goodman said in the release. “Digital only just won’t cut it. It feels great to be back in print.”
With bars and restaurants reopened, small-venue musical performances resuming and many retailers once again welcoming customers, the July edition of CITYVIEW will be available at local distribution points Wednesday. A facsimile version was online Tuesday.
Katie Akin is a retail reporter for the Register. Reach her at email@example.com or at 515-284-8041. Follow her on Twitter at @katie_akin.
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