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Categories  alternative weekly
First issue  1 July 1992
Country  Canada
Frequency  weekly
Final issue  26 May 2011
Circulation  average of 20,849 copies each week (Audit Bureau of Circulations)

See Magazine was a free alternative weekly published in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was published every Thursday, distributing an average of 20,849 copies each week at more than 1,250 locations including street boxes, libraries, and local retail stores.

The magazine was a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. It was owned by Great West Newspapers, LP a St. Albert-based community newspaper group, that also includes the St. Albert Gazette and Calgary’s alternative weekly Fast Forward.

See was first published on 1 July 1992 as ponytab format (small-sized) monthly. In 1994, it merged with Bullet a ten-year-old biweekly. Not long after, however, it was acquired by its publisher Gazette Press, because of outstanding debts. Many of the original staff then jumped ship to found the rival, alternative newspaper, Vue Weekly.

In 2011, See and rival Vue Weekly were both purchased by a BC publisher who merged the two publications under the Vue Weekly banner.

The magazine’s staff, upon final print, included: Jeff Holubitsky, publisher and editor; Kerry Duperron, sales manager; Craig Janzen, art director; Angela Brunschot, news and features editor; Maurice Tougas, senior writer; Curtis Wright, arts and entertainment editor; Kurt Gallop, designer; Erin Campbell, sales consultant; Andy Cookson, sales consultant; Megan Hall, sales consultant, promotions, listings.; Fred Curatolo, cartoonist and distribution.

The magazine’s columnists included: Fish Griwkowsky, Scott Lingley, Darren Zenko, Trent Wilkie, Maurice Tougas, and Angela Brunschot.

See Magazine awards include: Cover Design, circulation under 50,000 — 2010 Alt Weekly Awards; Best Coverage of the Arts — 2010 Better Newspapers Competition, Canadian Community Newspapers Association; Certificate of Excellence, second place, best environmental writing — 2010 Better Newspapers Competition, Canadian Community Newspapers Association; Certificate of Excellence, second place, best photo essay — 2010 Better Newspapers Competition, Canadian Community Newspapers Association; Mayor’s Award For Sustained Support of the Arts — 2009 Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts

See was a regular sponsor of local arts events in Edmonton, including Edmonton Opera, local theatre groups and others.

References

See Magazine Wikipedia


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