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New editor, website for Birmingham Weekly

Birmingham Weekly logoBirmingham Weekly has named a permanent replacement for former editor Glenny Brock, who left the paper earlier this year. Sam George is set to be formally introduced at the Weekly’s new managing editor next month; he posted this farewell to readers of bham.fm earlier today.

Media of Birmingham has an interview with Sam on their site. George most recently served as an editor and web designer for bham.fm. Some of you may also remember Sam as one of the original contributors to this website’s Timetable section.

His formal introduction in the print edition will coincide with a relaunch of the Weekly‘s website, possibly this Thursday. For those interested in a sneak peek, we’ve been able to secure a screenshot of the redesigned website.

Happy Birthday Kyle!

b-metro cover for January 2009The leader of Birmingham’s War on Dumb turns 33 today so we thought you’d want to show him some love – maybe even on the wall of his Facebook profile.

You may also want to check out the cover story written about Birmingham Weekly‘s Kyle Whitmire over on b-metro’s website.

One more thing you may want to check out – since we’re getting back to work – is Kyle’s most recent column, no doubt leaving folks with more questions than answers as Jefferson County Commission President Bettye Fine Collins announces that she will not seek reelection…

Who do you trust politically, Birmingham?

The question of trust when considering our local politicians has been one on the minds of many recently, especially in light of the recent trial and conviction of former Birmingham City Councilor and Jefferson County Commissioner John Katapodis on federal charges. Birmingham Weekly‘s Kyle Whitmire wrote an extensive piece on the issue of political corruption in Alabama for last week’s edition while The Birmingham NewsJoey Kennedy decided to ask “Who’s your favorite convicted Jefferson County commissioner?” on his al.com blog. The poll’s still open…

So we were wondering…

Which politician in metro Birmingham do you trust the most? Share your answers on Magic City Question.

Tracking the change, Weekly style

We didn’t cover this year’s Presidential election – well, at least not the stretch run – but Birmingham Weekly did. Now the Weekly’s own Matt Hooper’s keeping track of the appointments to President-elect Barack Obama’s cabinet and his senior aides over on Mixed Media. That is, if you don’t feel like visiting the official transition website.

The Weekly’s going to be fine

There are only a few of us that even knew that Creative Loafing, Inc. was a minority owner of one of our local alternatives, Birmingham Weekly, before Tuesday’s report in the Birmingham Business Journal. While “The Loaf” prepares to go through (and hopefully successfully emerge from) Chapter 11 bankruptcy, The Weekly let us know that it’s going to be business as usual and that it should not be affected. If they follow the lead of CL though, we’ll begin to see a migration to an online product in the near future.