by Joe Siegel
Indianapolis’ The Word recently rebranded itself as The Eagle.
Managing Editor Rick Sutton explained the paper changed ownership last year and there were “multiple difficulties associated with that change.”
“When I came aboard and became an equity partner, I wanted the change to distinguish between current and former ownership,” Sutton noted.
So why change the title of the paper to The Eagle?
“I wanted a strong, bold name that reflected our mission,” Sutton explained.
In an August edition of The Word, Sutton announced his new role as managing editor and equity partner.
Sutton said The Word would serve as an advocate for the LGBT community: “Sometimes that will be tough love. Sometimes it will be cheerleader. We will chronicle our community’s progress and challenges.”
“News stories won’t contain politically-slanted opinions. Columns will. And those columns will attempt to be broad-based,” Sutton wrote.
Currently, readers can access The Eagle through www.midwesteagle.com as well as its former website www.thegayword.com.
Sutton said the two websites would remain for a while. “We’re working on it. It will take time to fix,” he added.
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