For those of you media gossips who are particularly curious, we've got a mock-up
of the masthead for The Lead
, the soon-to-debut weekly targeting Miami Beach.
A former SunPost editor is listed as the executive editor, while former SunPost writer Lee Molloy is shown in the dual role of co-publisher and senior writer. Another former SunPost contributer, Michael Menchero, joins them as creative director; Patti Fanucci handles sales; Matt Heien is listed as publicist; and Richard M. Brooks (who has also contributed to SP) is the staff photog.
We're also hearing the first issue will debut May 13.
As for the SunPost
, we haven't seen an issue for the past two weeks. Not that we've been looking that hard, but tipsters are telling us the same thing. The paper's website
, though, proclaims a new version is coming soon and links to the SP's blog
, which hasn't been updated since September.
And in response to every other email we get about the state of local alt-weeklies with a bit of "maybe New Times
can start reporting its own slow death too": Well, we would, but there hasn't been anything particularly interesting to report. We got news today we've been named a finalist in quite a few Sunshine State SPJ awards
, though, so that's fun.