Birmingham Weekly Newspaper Halts Publishing

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The Birmingham newspaper Weld announced Wednesday that it’s suspending publication of its weekly paper. Weld general manager, Heather Milam Nikolich, says they expect this move to be temporary and that Weld will continue to publish news online.

Nick Patterson

Nick Patterson is the editor for WELD for Birmingham, a weekly newspaper covering news and politics, arts and culture and community engagement in the Magic City. Patterson joins WBHM each Thursday during All Things Considered to discuss WELD's top stories.

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