2013 was a memorable year for the fourth oldest alternative weekly in the country. Founded in 1969, the Syracuse New Times appointed a new Editor-in-Chief, Larry Dietrich, who is leading the charge of re-envisioning the weekly newspaper. New additions like the “Community Blogs” section and the Voices column seeks to give community members a platform to express their ideas, opinions and perspectives. Excitement stirred and continues to swirl as the New Times brought humor columnist Jeff Kramer back into the fold with a weekly column and Mark Bialczak to report on and review upcoming films. Walt Shepperd returned with his unique style of community reporting, and Margaret McCormick came on to blog about CNY Food. Ty Marshal was appointed as the manager of digital media, and alongside Spires Marketing continues to evolve the New Times website and digital properties. As always, the New Times is free and on stands every Wednesday throughout Central New York.
Keep your eyes out for more changes on the way in 2014!
Let’s take a look back at the Top 5 Stories of 2013 on the Syracuse New Times digital edition, starting with number 5! (Click on the title or the picture to read the story).