Weld for Birmingham is a weekly community newspaper and website founded in 2011 by Mark Kelly and Kyle Whitmire. Its stated mission was provide high quality journalism as a service to advertisers, and to promote positive change in the Birmingham area. Its offices are located at MAKEbhm at 4000 3rd Avenue South.
When it was launched, Weld absorbed many former staff members of Birmingham Weekly and was anchored by Whitmire's popular political reporting.
Glenny Brock, who had been the paper's managing editor, resigned in May 2012. In July of that year, WELD partnered with Birmingham 365 to publish event listings online. Whitmire, the paper's "new media editor", and staff writer Madison Underwood were hired away by the Alabama Media Group, content provider to The Birmingham News and al.com.
- "Brock leaves Weld for Birmingham, Chambers named interim editor" (May 19, 2012) Weld for Birmingham
- Kelly, Mark (June 21, 2012) "Riding the Wave". Weld
- Kelly, Mark (January 20, 2013) "The start of something big" Weld
- Weld for Birmingham website