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Blade Successor in Print This Friday?


In a Washington Post editorial on the demise of the Washington Blade, former editor Kevin Naff indicates that a successor publication could appear in print as early as this Friday.

When news broke Monday that parent company Window Media had declared bankruptcy and publications such as the Blade and the Southern Voice were shut down, Naff told that employees of the Blade would carry on, by necessity under a different name, in a new venture with print and online components.

Naff reasserts that in the Washington Post editorial on Wednesday.

"'We're united and determined to make a go of it as an independent company,' Mr. Naff told us Monday. So, the former Blade staffers met to plot the publication's future yesterday. Mr. Naff told us that there will be a new paper. The intention is to have it hit the streets this Friday."

The editorial also expresses concern about the Blade's extensive archives.

"Control of its archive of papers and photographs at its offices in the National Press Club is now in the hands of a bankruptcy trustee. Every effort should be made to keep the archive accessible to researchers and historians."

Read the editorial here.

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