Sunday, January 22, 2006

Grapevine had a very good year in 2005

Year in Review 2005: Grapevine

We were able to move the Grapevine from unstable nearly closing in 2004 to a little more solid footing in 2005. We published 7 issues in 2005, and improved the look of the paper. At the end of the year we even published in color. We also now publish in all digital, which was a big step for the paper. It would make it a lot easier to publish the Grapevine on the web, but we have never resolved the issue of copyright protections for photos and poetry. The Grapevine also won the Community Shares award for Social Justice reporting in 2004. The Grapevine is also one of the longest continuously published street newspaper in the United States. Basically, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston are the only papers older in the US. We will try to publish 9 papers in 2006 and expand the number of places that the paper is available in Cleveland. Also, we hope to have every issue archived on the internet. Finally, the Cleveland Public Library is planning to make the entire history of the Grapevine available on microfiche in 2006. We will try real hard not to condemn the entire world with one poem like we did in 2005.

Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board.

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