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Last Nightlife

An image shows the cover of the final standalone edition of the Nightlife. 

After nearly 30 years as the city’s leading entertainment guide, a big change is coming for Carbondale’s Nightlife.

In Friday’s edition of the Carbondale Times, the paper announced it is “getting even better next week” because it will be absorbing the stalwart entertainment alt-weekly as part of the Times’ weekly publication. The article also announced that the paper will be shifting its publication date to Fridays.

”The Times is being reinvigorated as a complete package that will add Nightlife entertainment and the Weekend Times,” the article said.

The Times was sold by Thomas Publishing to the Southern Illinois Media Group, a part of the Paddock company, in April of 2017. Since August of 2017, Nightlife has had 3 editors.

Also announced in the Times’ story was the addition of Opinion and Op-Ed pages dedicated to local opinion. The format of the paper will also change, adding bigger pages.

Not changing, according to the article is the Times, is a “dedication to covering Carbondale from all sides; and the price (free).”

— Isaac Smith

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Isaac Smith is a reporter covering Franklin and Williamson counties.

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