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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Denver-Based Publication Plans to Expand

— Atlanta Urban Spectrum Seeks Freelance Contributors and Community Support —

DUS and AUS logos

Logos for Denver Urban Spectrum and Atlanta Urban Spectrum

Denver, CO — At a time when many newspapers and print publications are closing their doors, the 28-year old Denver Urban Spectrum (DUS) is looking to expand into the Atlanta area market. Since 1987, the Denver Urban Spectrum has been spreading the news about people of color in the metro Denver communities. DUS will share its platform with the Atlanta Urban Spectrum (AUS) in 2016.

DUS publisher Rosalind “Bee” Harris says, “There is still a need for community based publications. That is what Denver Urban Spectrum stands for, and why it has proudly served the Denver community for almost three decades. We hope to fill a similar niche in the metro Atlanta area.”

The award-winning Denver Urban Spectrum is a monthly publication with a local and national presence. DUS has featured cover stories on local and international personalities including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, filmmaker Lee Daniels, actor Bill Cobbs, music genius Quincy Jones, Nelson Mandela and Oprah Winfrey. Featured Denverites include former Denver Mayor Wellington E. Webb, current Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the founder and artistic director for Cleo Parker, Robinson Dance, NFL Super Bowl Champion Rod Smith, the Tuskegee Airmen, Grammy award-winning singer Dianne Reeves and Black rodeo producer, the late Lu Vason.

The Atlanta Urban Spectrum, however, will seek to carve out its own niche primarily in the areas of politics and entertainment, providing stories and information with the same multi-generational topics of interest. Like DUS, AUS will be recognized for achievement and excellence in journalism emphasizing information of public interest, and news, disseminated in a monthly full-color magaloid format publication.

In addition to DUS Publisher Harris, AUS will be headed up by DUS contributor K. Gerald Torrence, a Morehouse College graduate and lawyer who will serve as the managing editor. Photographer and former pressman Rod Dawkins will serve in the advertising sales department. Dawkins says, “With two print publications and additional website presence, advertisers will be able to communicate with unique target markets to display their products, services or events with a much broader reach.” Torrence and Dawkins both reside in the metro Atlanta area.

According to Torrence, “Atlanta Urban Spectrum will complement other news media outlets in the community, while lending its own unique brand of informative, relevant and thought-provoking coverage of local, national and international topics in the areas of politics and entertainment. With a diverse age and demographic presence, we plan to feature stories on prominent individuals such as playwright and filmmaker Tyler Perry, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, (rapper) rapper T.I. and Tiny, former NBA star and Atlanta Hawks owner Grant Hill, Atlanta pastors Eddie Long and Jasper Williams, Tony Award Winning director Kenny Leon and former Denver native CBS46 news anchor Gloria Neal.”

Atlanta Urban Spectrum is looking for individuals and advertisers who want to be part of this new publication, and is seeking experienced freelance writers and photographers, graphic designers, advertising sales and marketing consultants and distribution handlers. Businesses, civic and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to send news and press releases about events and issues significant to communities of color. Launch date for the first issue of the Atlanta Urban Spectrum is slated for late 2015.

For more information, email a letter of interest and resume to info@atlantaurbanspectrum.com or call 678-909-9AUS (9287) or visit www.atlantaurbanspectrum.com.


About Denver Urban Spectrum
The award-winning Denver Urban Spectrum has been spreading the news about people of color since 1987. The African American, woman-owned Denver Urban Spectrum distributes 25,000 newspapers per month, attracting more than 60,000 readers predominately among African American and Latino adults. Visit www.denverurbanspectrum.com.


303-638-9126 or bee@batpr.com
303-292-6446 or publisher@urbanspectrum.net