Co-founder of Seven Days, Vermont's alternative print and web weekly.
Date of Birth03/29/1949
Pamela Polston is best known for co-founding "Seven Days," Vermont's alternative print and web weekly. She created the media company along with Paula Routly, making "Seven Days" owned and operated by women. "Seven Days" is a free weekly that is circulated within two hours of Burlington. Pamela Polston is originally from Omaha, Nebraska but settled in Vermont while pursuing her Master's degree at the University of Vermont. Polston and Routly met in 1986 while working for the Vanguard Press. Polston was the arts editor at the Vanguard, but when that paper folded, she became a freelance writer for the Vermont Times. In 1995, while working for the Vermont Times, Paula Routly was asked to create an arts-only paper. Along with Pamela Polston, she formed A sister paper, VOX, which thrived for four months. Soon after VOX was founded, the Vermont Times was put up for sale, so Routly and Polston left to form their own paper. On September 6, 1995, within six weeks of its founding, "Seven Days" was on the streets. Through their hard work and dedication, Pamela Polston and Paula Routly have grown Seven Days from a 28-page paper to a 100-PLUS-page paper in two sections. Seven Days also publishes a dining guide, website and student guide.
- Writer and Editor
- B.A University of Nebraska
- Masters University of Vermont