Some of you know that I was recently appointed managing editor of the Birmingham Free Press, but many of you don’t know what the BFP is. It began as the brainchild of Stephen Smith, Lee Waits, and Brent Stauffer in 1998. At that time, it existed only as a web site, featuring local news items, humor, and political commentary. They began printing a broadsheet version of BFP in 2003, but for various reasons, they stopped after a few issues. Meanwhile, Stephen has been keeping the web site up, and there have been vague plans for the last year or so to start printing a broadsheet again.
That’s where I come in. The broadsheet is imminent, and the guys needed someone with drive and experience to make it happen. It’s happening in early August.
I’ll be writing more about this later, and I’ll also be re-posting any editorials I write for BFP on this blog. In the meantime, we are seeking more writers. We need people to write about various issues–politics, sports, bigfoot, etc. We can’t pay anything, but we would sure appreciate all the help we can get.
If you want more information about writing for the Birmingham Free Press, contact me, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.