Stephen Mindich

Boston Phoenix

For the better part of half a century, Stephen Mindich shaped the course of New England media, culture, politics, and civic life as the owner and publisher of the Boston Phoenix, Providence Phoenix, Portland Phoenix and Worcester Phoenix, as well as the owner/operator of several commercial radio stations, magazines, and new media companies. Over the course of 45 years, Mindich has been a journalistic pioneer, a business strategist, an editorial opinion leader, and a contributor to the cultural and charitable institutions of New England. Among its many contributions to New England’s newspaper legacy, Mindich’s Phoenix became the training ground for generations of the nation’s finest journalists, artists and photographers. The Phoenix awards included a 1994 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, several Deems Taylor awards, the Arthur Rowse Award from the National Press Club (for media criticism), and dozens of top honors with the New England Press Association and the Association for Alternative Newsweeklies.

New England Newspaper Hall of Fame Members