Co-founder of Seven Days, Vermont's alternative print and web weekly.
Date of Birth04/13/1960
Paula Routly is BEST known for co-founding "Seven Days," Vermont's alternative print and web weekly. She created the media company along with Pamela Polston, making Seven Days owned and operated by women. Seven Days is a free alternative weekly that is circulated within two hours of Burlington. Paula Routly is originally from Maryland, and attended Middlebury College. Polston and Routly met in 1986 while working for the Vanguard PRESS. At the Vanguard, Routly was a freelance dance critic. After the Vanguard was replaced by the Vermont Times, Routly became the arts editor. In 1995, while working for the Vermont Times, 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, Paula Routly and Pamela Polston 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
- BA Middlebury College