The Phoenix/Media Communications Group is a family of companies that work together to reach people who share a similar lifestyle. Cooperatively, they create a unique atmosphere for our readers. Our company reflects a commitment to new ideas rooted in a solid and broadly cooperative business model. Put simply, we think this is the way new media works.
The Phoenix and thephoenix.com:
The Boston Phoenix was started in 1966 as a four-page arts-and-entertainment alternative newsweekly. Today, it is one of the largest publications of its kind in the country. The Phoenix is nationally known for its award-winning, incisive journalism and publishes the most comprehensive arts-and-entertainment listings of any paper in New England.
Over the years, the Phoenix has received many awards for excellence in journalism, including honors from the New England Press Association, the Penny-Missouri Newspaper Awards, the American Bar Association Gavel Awards, and the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards. In 1994, Phoenix classical-music writer Lloyd Schwartz was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism.
In 1988, the Phoenix got into expansionist gear by acquiring the NewPaper in Rhode Island. In 1993, the NewPaper was re-christened the Providence Phoenix, coinciding with the launch of a third edition, the Worcester Phoenix. In September of 1999, the paper extended its reach into Maine and Southern New Hampshire with the publication of the Portland Phoenix. Today, total Phoenix circulation is 253,000.
The Phoenix Web site features 90% of the paper's content posted online every week, and it is searchable and archived. We've won a host of critical awards for both our layout and content.
FNX Radio Network:
In 1983, 101.7 WFNX signed on the air in Boston to provide listeners with the best in new music and comprehensive coverage of arts and entertainment. People quickly took notice and tuned in, and the fledgling station was soon recognized nationally as a pioneer in the alternative music format. Broadcasting worldwide at fnxradio.com and over the airwaves of 92.1 FNX in Maine and New Hampshire, and 103.7 FNX in Providence, FNX has expanded its reach and vision even farther to its broad, yet eclectic alternative audience.
Showcasing Boston's vibrant nightlife scene, our bi-weekly magazine has interviews and features with the people who have transformed Boston into a world-class town for fashion, food, and fun.
The sports and magazine division of our media group publishes the official yearbooks for the Boston Celtics, the Boston Bruins, and the Boston Marathon, in addition to program guides for the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, and the FleetBoston Pavilion summer music series.
Tele-publishing, Inc./People2People.com is the world's largest provider of voice personals to the publishing industry, and the web's most advanced online personals site.
MassWeb Printing is a state-of-the art four-color web offset printing facility which prints all of our own products, plus many other regional newspapers.
Instatrac provides online and up-to-the-minute tracking of bills moving through Mass. legislature.