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'Folio 2.0' Is Hot Off The Press, Marking Alt-Paper's Return

Folio Weekly 2.0
Copies of the new "Folio 2.0" are prepared for delivery.

The first print issue of Folio Weekly 2.0 is off the press and was being distributed across Jacksonville Wednesday. 

The alt-weekly ceased publication in early May, when the pandemic torpedoed its ad revenue. It’s being revived by attorney and new publisher John Phillips.

Phillips said the community needs more local, independent news. He’s had to tweak the magazine’s business model.

“There’s people out there that are going to help us shape a model, whether by donations or  whatever, but my firm was able to kick in, and we have the ability to do things more digitally, do things with a different voice, like Nikesha’s that need to be spotlighted.” 

Nikesha Williams wrote the publication’s cover story on the making of the Black Lives Matter movement, policing, and what justice looks like. The magazine is being printed monthly now and can be found at the same locations where it used to be. 

Michelle Corum can be reached at, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.