Tagged: Bay State Banner

Bay State Banner gets reprieve

Boston’s only newspaper aimed specifically at the African-American community, the Bay State Banner, was to have been shut down last week for lack of finances.   But a group of a dozen investors have been tapped to keep the 44-year-old paper in business.  College of Communication Dean Tom Fiedler, a former executive editor of the Miami […]

Bay State Banner shutting down

Unless an angel investor steps forward, the Bay State Banner – Boston’s only newspaper exclusively covering the African-American community since 1965 – will fold after tomorrow’s edition.  College of Communication Professor Lou Ureneck, the Journalism Department chair and authority on the business of newspapers, says the whole industry is in trouble and ethnic-niche papers are […]