City Newspaper Unveils Redesign


This week, City Newspaper publishes with a new look, its first major redesign in nearly 30 years.

The creation of Topaz Design of Portland, Ore., one of the country’s top designers of alternative newsweeklies, the redesign is the result of months of discussion and research by the City staff and the Topaz team. It reflects changes in newspaper design and in the way readers use newspapers. And it reflects City’s emphasis on news analysis, arts, and entertainment.

The redesign comes at a period of strong growth for City. While the circulation of many newspapers has been declining, for many alternative newsweeklies that is not the case. City’s circulation — which will be 45,000 as colleges reopen late this month — has continued to grow, both inside the city and outside. According to recent audits, 62 percent of City readers live in the suburbs and in surrounding counties.

Founded in 1971, City Newspaper is distributed free at more than 900 locations throughout Monroe and surrounding counties.

To download a complete PDF copy of the premier issue of the newly redesigned City Newspaper, visit

For more information:
Matt Walsh
Assistant to the publishers
(585)244-3329, ext. 13.