For more than two decades, Miami New Times hasn't changed much. On January 1, the weekly paper will become something altogether different. A glossy cover, staples, and perfect trimming with give this old dog an impressive new trick.
The content, however, isn't going anywhere. We'll continue to offer 70,000 copies per week of the kind of investigative stories that have been honored repeatedly by national groups such as Investigative Reporters and Editors. And we will keep providing the very best cultural coverage in Florida, including comprehensive music, food, art, and theater reviews.
In fact, our breaking news coverage on the web -- which garners about a half-million page views a week and has launched us into the ranks of Florida's best news sources -- should grow throughout 2010. As daily newspapers struggle, we are thriving.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.