Web Looms for Merging Alt-Weekly Publishers

In the wake of the New Times/Village Voice Media merger, presuming it goes through, VVM CEO David Schneiderman will be president of the combined entity’s Internet division.

In a memo to staff, he writes, “The Internet will be a critical part of our future and it is essential that we use the talent and resources of the combined company to become important players in that world. My immediate goal is to grow our online audience by utilizing our existing resources, and to break new ground in delivering fresh and compelling content to an ever-expanding audience in any way they wish to receive it.”

How about fresh and compelling classifieds? New Times has the beginning of an answer with Craigslist knock-off BackPage.com.

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