Las Vegas Weekly
Las Vegas Weekly (cover).jpg
TypeWeekly alternative newspaper
Owner(s)Greenspun Media Group
PublisherMark De Pooter
EditorSpencer Patterson
Founded1998
Headquarters2275 Corporate Circle Drive
Third Floor
Henderson, NV 89074
United States
Circulation62,682[1]
Websitelasvegasweekly.com

Las Vegas Weekly is a free alternative weekly newspaper based in Henderson, Nevada, covering Las Vegas arts, entertainment, culture and news. Las Vegas Weekly is published by Greenspun Media Group. The paper was founded in 1992 by James P. Reza, Greg Ryan and Robert Ringle as a free monthly publication called [[Scope Magazine]] covering Southern Nevada's culture, arts, music and lifestyle from a decidedly Generation X perspective.[2]

Distributed freely throughout the greater Las Vegas area at bars, cafes, record stores, and other retail outlets, Scope published its first monthly issue in April 1992, featuring a familiar format of band interviews, news features, columns, a venue guide, and a 30-day calendar of music and arts events, all geared toward alternative culture. The 2021 documentary "Parkway of Broken Dreams" (directed by Pj Perez) highlights the rise and fall of that alternative culture in Las Vegas, including interviews with Reza and multiple Scope staffers.[3]

Anticipating this decline in "alternative culture" and wishing to broaden the paper's reach and coverage, in 1996 Reza partnered with Daniel Greenspun, forming a new company (Radiant City Publications LLC) to publish Scope. During this partnership, Reza continued on as Managing Editor, expanding the paper's coverage to a more traditional alternative newsweekly style, and accelerating the publishing schedule to biweekly. In 1998, Reza sold his remaining interest in Scope to The Greenspun Corporation, who soon retooled it and renamed it Las Vegas Weekly.[4]

As of December 2009, Las Vegas Weekly had a circulation of 65,000.[1] In 2018, Greenspun merged sister publication The Sunday into Las Vegas Weekly.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Publication Details: Las Vegas Weekly". Circulation Verification Council. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  2. ^ Weatherford, Mike (1993-09-26). "Trends: Scope defines 'alternative' scene". Las Vegas Review-Journal. p. 3j.
  3. ^ "'It shouldn't have ended': New doc captures the '90s heyday of Maryland Parkway". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2022-03-09.
  4. ^ Reza, James P. (2005-03-17). "Go: Where to Go, What to Do & Why". Las Vegas Mercury. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  5. ^ "The Sunday is gone, but its content carries on - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper". 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2018-05-09.