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The Phoenix Media/Communications Group is a family of companies that work together to reach people who share a similar lifestyle. Cooperatively, they create a unique atmosphere for our readers. Our company reflects a commitment to new ideas rooted in a solid and broadly cooperative business model. Put simply, we think this is the way new media works.

The Phoenix and
The Boston Phoenix was started in 1966 as a four-page arts-and-entertainment alternative newsweekly. Today, it is one of the largest publications of its kind in the country. The Phoenix is nationally known for its award-winning, incisive journalism and publishes the most comprehensive arts-and-entertainment listings of any paper in New England.

Over the years, the Phoenix has received many awards for excellence in journalism, including honors from the New England Press Association, the Penny-Missouri Newspaper Awards, the American Bar Association Gavel Awards, and the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards. In 1994, Phoenix classical-music writer Lloyd Schwartz was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

In 1988, the Phoenix got into expansionist gear by acquiring the NewPaper in Rhode Island. In 1993, the NewPaper was re-christened the Providence Phoenix. In September of 1999, the paper extended its reach into Maine and Southern New Hampshire with the publication of the Portland Phoenix. Today, total Phoenix circulation is 253,000.

The Phoenix Web site features 90% of the paper's content posted online every week, and it is searchable and archived. We've won a host of critical awards for both our layout and content.

El Planeta Newspaper
Since its inception in May 2004, El Planeta has become the leading publication for the Hispanic market in Massachusetts. El Planeta is the only audited newspaper in Spanish in the Massachusetts and Greater Boston DMA. It is a newspaper with editorial integrity and a real mission: to inform, educate and unite the Hispanic community with other communities in the region. Read El Planeta on the web: //

FNX Radio Network
In 1983, 101.7 WFNX signed on the air in Boston to provide listeners with the best in new music and comprehensive coverage of arts and entertainment. People quickly took notice and tuned in, and the fledgling station was soon recognized nationally as a pioneer in the alternative music format. Broadcasting worldwide at and over the airwaves of 92.1 FNX in Maine and New Hampshire. FNX has expanded its reach and vision even farther to its broad, yet eclectic alternative audience. Visit FNX Radio on the web:

STUFF Boston
Showcasing the best that life in Boston has to offer, our bi-weekly magazine provides a must-have guide for the city's trendsetters and tastemakers. From nightlife and dining, to fashion and interior design, to culture and green living, STUFF covers the people and places that make this town extraordinary. Our readers are industry insiders, purveyors of cool, and life-long enemies of the status quo. We understand them because we are them. Visit STUFF on the web at
The most popular Hispanic-focused local web portal in Massachusetts, TuBoston is a bilingual Web site that offers advertisers a unique opportunity to reach Greater Boston's online Spanish speakers and those who love the Hispanic community. Dynamic, easy to read, promotion and user-friendly, TuBoston includes the complete weekly editions of El Planeta Newspaper and other special El Planeta related publications. Visit TuBoston:

Phoenix Media Ventures
The sports magazine and music program magazine division of PM/CG. PMV publishes the official yearbooks of the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and the Boston Marathon Official Program. PMV also publishes the official program guides for the Tweeter Center, Bank of America Pavilion Summer Music Series, and World Music/Crash Arts.
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MassWeb Printing is a state-of-the art four-color web offset printing facility which prints all of our own products, plus many other regional newspapers. Visit MassWeb on the web:

The Masthead

Publisher & Chairman: Stephen M. Mindich
President: Bradley Mindich
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer: Richard Gallagher
Executive Editor: Peter Kadzis
Editor: Lance Gould

Assistant Managing Editor: Vanessa Czarnecki
Design Director: Kristen Goodfriend
Associate Design Director: Kevin Banks
Editorial Designer: Christine Atturio
Production Artist: Nicole Mercado, Jennifer LePore
Arts Editor: Jeffrey Gantz
Associate Arts Editor: Jon Garelick
Contributing Editor (Theater): Carolyn Clay
Arts Editor (Film): Peter Keough
Arts Editor (Music): Michael Brodeur
Staff Editor: Sean Kerrigan
Staff Writers: David S. Bernstein, Adam Reilly, Chris Faraone
Events Editor: Ian Sands
Listing Coordinators: Maddy Myers, Ashley Rigazio
Assistant to the Editor: Marianna Faynshteyn
Contributing Editor: Lloyd Schwartz (classical), Carolyn Clay (theater)
Contributing Writers: Greg Cook, William Corbett, Amy Finch, Michael Freedberg, Kris Frieswick, Dan Kennedy, Brett Milano, Christopher Millis, Robert Nadeau, Alan Olifson, James Parker, Gerald Peary, Alicia Potter, Marcia B. Siegel, Harvey Silverglate, Gary Susman, Charles Taylor, Jason Vest, Steve Vineberg, Caitlin E. Curran, Clif Garboden
Cartoonist: David Sipress
Astrologer: Symboline Dai

New Media
Web Editor: Carly Carioli
Web Managing Editor: Lisa Spinelli
Assistant Web Editor: Ryan Stewart, Shaula Clark
Senior Web Developers: Gavin Storey
Web Developer: TJ Miller
Web Designer: Alex Slater
Interactive Media/Traffic Manager: Elizabeth Witte

Advertising Sales
Senior Vice President, Client Development: A. William Risteen
Vice President, Integrated Media Sales: Mame Conroy
Vice President, Integrated Media Sales: Everett Finkelstein
Vice President, Integrated Media Sales: Joe Charves 
Sales Directors, Integrated Media Sales: Sean Weymouth, Peter Lawley, Michelle Benfer
Account Manager, Integrated Media Sales: Huntley Rainville
Senior Account Executives, Integrated Media Sales: Matthew Segien, Charles Dannison,Margo Dowlearn
Sales Coordinator, Integrated Media: Adam Oppenheimer
Vice President, Media Sales: Jordi Chapdelaine
Vice President of Print Media Sales: Marc Shepard

General Sales Manager: Brian Russell
Senior Account Executive: Howard Temkin,
Retail Account Executive: David Carona, Amanda Saunders, Jessica Smyth, Kathleen Grenier, Greg Shellock
Traffic Manager: Kevin Lawrence
Classified Sales Manager: Matt King
Classified Lines Account Executive: Ashley Lundgren

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development: Michael C.Bornhorst
Director of Promotions: Brian Appel
Interactive Marketing Manager: Isabel Aller
Senior Marketing Graphic Designer: Janet Smith
Marketing Coordinator: Leah O'Brien

Advertising Art Department
Creative Director: Mike Diskin
Production Director: Travis Ritch
Senior Graphic Designer: Angelina Berardi

Circulation Director: James Dorgan
Circulation Manager: Michael Johnson

Vice President of Operations: David Dinnage
IT Director: Bill Ovoian
IT Administrator: Michael Rikeman
Senior Project Manager: David Hosker
Senior Infrastructure Manager: Curtis Bennett
Network Administrator: Hack Warrensford
Facilities Manager: John Nunziato

Corporate Controller: Michael Notkin
Assistant Corporate Controller: Chris Crandall
Print Controller: Scotty Cole
Corporate Credit Manager: Michael Tosi
Corporate Staff Accountant: Diane Harney-Buderman

Trade Administrator: Kristina Weljkovic
Payroll: Juli Zhu
Cash Analyst: Mark Meltzer

Human Resources
Human Resources Director: Kathleen Parrish
HR Administrator/Generalist: Stephen Rose
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant: Kimberlee Mullaney

Associate Publisher: Stephen L. Brown
News Editor: David Scharfenberg
Managing Editor: Lou Papineau
Contributing Editor: Jim Macnie
Contributing Writers: Rudy Cheeks, Bob Gulla, Brian C. Jones, Phillipe & Jorge, Bill Rodriguez, Johnette Rodriguez, Pam Steager, Steven Stycos, Chip Young
Contributing Illustrators: Steve Brosnihan, Elizabeth Rock
Contributing Photographer: Richard McCaffrey
Contributing Graphic Artist: Collen Boisvert, Lisa Beauregard
Credit/ Collections Supervisor: Anita Anderson
Production Manager: Stacy Congdon
Retail Account Executive: Jennifer Dyson, Andrea Mark, Bruce Allen, Jennifer Alarie, Dayna Mancini

General Manager: John Marshall
Managing Editor: Jeff Inglis
Listings Coordinator: Christopher Gray
Staff Writer: Deirdre Fulton
Contributing Writers: Al Diamon, Brian Duff, Tony Giampetruzzi, Megan Grumbling, David Kish, Amelia Labreck, Ian Paige, Sam Pfeifle, Todd Richard, Lindsay Sterling, Shay Stewart-Bouley, Lance Tapley, Rick Wormwood

Account Executives: Eric Kenney, Erin Frederick
Classified Account Executive: Nicole Elwell
Creative Director: Janice Checchio
Traffic/Credit Coordinator: Sonya Tomlinson


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