An early bit from David Koon’s media column this week:
You know, we’ve always said that if there’s one thing missing from Fayetteville (other than black people), it’s a really great alternative weekly newspaper. Pig City – a college town full of music, arts, culture, bars and crooked politicians – has long been ripe for invasion on that front, but it seems no one has ever gotten around to actually putting the paper Fayetteville deserves to press. Recently, however, we stumbled upon the next best thing: the Fayetteville Flyer. Snippy, bitchy, deliciously smart on issues from bands to burgers, the Flyer is going a long way toward filling the alt-weekly gap in the NWA.
“Steve” is one of the brains behind the five-month-old website. Like the four or five other 20-something professionals who form the core of the Flyer’s writing staff, Steve would prefer that we not use his real name, citing instances where bloggers have lost their day jobs over what they’ve written online.
Steve said that the idea for the website came about because one of their friends saw a need for an alternative voice in Fayetteville. While they didn’t have the capital to start an ink-and-paper weekly, they did have plenty of know-how about websites – hence, fayettevilleflyer.com