Utica Now a Two-Newspaper Town
December 30th 2011 · 2 Comments
On December 9, 2011, the Utica Phoenix was awarded two separate ISSN registration numbers from the Library of Congress, one for the print publication, the other for the on-line edition. During its September 2011 membership meeting, the New York Press Association accepted the Utica Phoenix as its newest member.
After thorough review, where the Utica Phoenix was required to account for every paper printed, the publication received confirmation from the United States Postal Service in New York City, that pending status for its Periodicals Permit as a second class matter, was made official effective November 17, 2011.
This is the final requirement for a newspaper to qualify as an official publication for a Second Class City, such as Utica. These federal and state designations also qualify the Phoenix to serve as official publication of record for all of the towns, villages and cities in the county, as well as state, federal, and other bodies required to post public announcements, including school districts.
The publication now offers weekly notices of all deaths in the area and will post public notices on-line as well as in the print version.
The Phoenix began as a free monthly in October of 2002 and in December 2010 the paper became a paid weekly. The Phoenix went on-line in August of 2010 to be found at www.uticaphoenix.net.
The Utica Phoenix is owned by For The Good, Inc. Cassandra Harris-Lockwood is Publisher and Editor-in-chief. All revenues collected by the publication from advertising sales and public notices remain local and support the operations and many programs of For The Good. To contact the Utica Phoenix call 315.797.2417 or on-line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Mark Ziobro