Cleveland has two alternative weekly newspapers; the Free Times, and the Scene. The Free Times is locally owned; the Scene is owned by Village Voice Media, and is similar to some other freesheets such as Pitch (Kansas City) and Westword (Denver).
A few weeks ago, after the massive "Best of Cleveland" edition was published, the size of the Scene was dramatically reduced. The height of the tabloid format paper was shortened by an inch, and there seems to be far fewer pages; it feels more like a suburban shopper than an urban alternative newspaper.
It's been said that thanks to Craigslist, alternative freesheets throughout the country are hurting ... bad. Have you noticed any changes in the alternative newspaper in your city?