Creative loafing is charlotte's free paper

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Charlotte NC has a ton of different things to do and different people with different interests.

Creative Loafing is the free paper that serves the community. The idea is to create a publication that serves readers who don't necessarily care about the stuff that goes on at the city council meetings. 

The paper is aimed at younger people who go out to bars and art shows. The paper doesn't mind being edgy and doesn't censor much. They print curse words and go after subjects that would never make it in the Charlotte Observer, the daily paper.

I'm not endorsing it. But with the newspaper industry the way it is, there have been many opportunities for people with a bunch of extra money in their pocket to start a paper and print whatever they feel like printing. 

Call it free speech or what you will, but there are a lot of people with a lot of different opinions and the fact that the big newspapers are falling by the wayside means that the opportunity to be heard have increased and will continue to increase. The Charlotte Observer has been laying off people in droves over the past few years. It is the way of the world, I guess.

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Rainmaker
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Kelly Willey
Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS - Marathon, FL
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They have a paper like that where I am from in Baltimore. When I was young I thought it was cool, now I think it's dirty and won't read it.....funny how we grow up.

Mar 16, 2009 01:49 PM #1
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Bob Foster
Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario - Belleville, ON

Hi Brian. Well, the title is creative enough. I guess the free speech side of me would say let them go for it, and the old foggie side would say that it probably won't last long. Shock value gets attention for a while but then it gets thin, fast.

Mar 19, 2009 12:04 PM #2
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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It's nice to get the news from a different perspective sometimes.  We have one called Maui Time, and it's a good read.

Mar 19, 2009 05:36 PM #3
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Wendy Welborne-Kimery
Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC - Mooresville, NC

I don't really care for it.  But good idea to do post about it.

Mar 20, 2009 12:00 AM #4
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
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We have a similar paper in our area. There is a wide readership. I guess people enjoy that kind of press coverage.

Mar 20, 2009 01:34 AM #5
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Lorrie Shaw
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I think that presenting a different pulse of an area, or differing viewpoints is essential. There are several in the Detroit Metro and Washtenaw region here in MI available.

Sad, though how traditional publications are suffering.

Mar 21, 2009 03:11 AM #6
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