AAN Publications

Photo of ABQ Free Press ABQ Free Press
(505) 345-4080

ABQ Free Press publishes an inquisitive, modern approach to the news and entertainment that matters most to well read, insightful and involved New Mexicans who care deeply about local topics and the well being of our communities.

Photo of Arkansas Times Arkansas Times
(501) 375-2985

The Arkansas Times, founded in 1974, is moving away from the "weekly" identifier thanks to our daily news and culture reporting at www.arktimes.com that supplements our award-winning weekly newspaper. Our Arkansas Blog, one of four daily blogs, is the most widely-read politics and news blog in the state. Our website also features guides on shopping, dining and adventuring, and searchable databases on public records such as state, county and city salaries.…

Photo of Artvoice Artvoice
(716) 881-6604

Founded in 1990, Artvoice is Buffalo's largest newsweekly. Artvoice attracts more than 140,000 readers each week who are in search of in-depth coverage of local politics, event information, and art critiques. It is the fastest growing media in the market, posting a circulation increase of 600 percent since its inception. Artvoice has led the charge to raise urban aesthetic standards and continues to fight for the community against poor city planning and fiscal irresponsibility in government.…

Photo of Austin Chronicle Austin Chronicle
(512) 454-5766

Austin, Texas is a distinctively vital, creative, and diverse community in the heart of the Lone Star State, a place where politics, arts, and culture are as elemental as air, water, and the big Texas sky. The Austin Chronicle is the keen-eyed and eloquent voice of that city, expressing the community's political and environmental concerns, and exploring and supporting Austin's active cultural scene.…

Photo of Boise Weekly Boise Weekly
(208) 344-2055

Boise Weekly was founded in 1992 and once upon a time it was Idaho’s only alternative newspaper. It’s still Idaho’s only alternative but Boise Weekly doesn’t call itself a newspaper anymore. These days, Boise Weekly a multi-media company with a heavy focus on digital content in addition to numerous special publications and our weekly print edition.…

Photo of Boulder Weekly Boulder Weekly
(303) 494-5511

Boulder Weekly is the leading news and entertainment weekly in America's most famous small town. With award-winning journalism, provocative commentary, in-depth entertainment features and comprehensive calendar listings, the paper offers something of interest for every free-thinking adult in Boulder County -- home to more than 250,000 people. Boulderites turn to the paper for its intensely local editorial focus, whether they're looking for something to do on a Friday night or seeking deeper perspective on issues underreported by the mainstream press.…

Photo of C-Ville Weekly C-Ville Weekly
(434) 817-2749

C-VILLE Weekly is Charlottesville’s leading newspaper. Founded in 1989, it’s been the area’s local source for informative (and informed) stories in news, arts, and living for more than 26 years. C-VILLE Weekly reaches 60,000+ readers with 23,000 weekly copies and a website that averages over 10,000 unique visitors per week. Readers of C-VILLE look to us for clear, magazine-quality writing, the best arts coverage in town, comprehensive food and entertainment listings and sharp design.…

Photo of Charleston City Paper Charleston City Paper
(843) 577-5304

Founded in 1997, the locally owned and operated City Paper is Charleston's only weekly alternative newspaper and the second-largest publication in the metro Charleston area. Reaching a strong mix of active, affluent locals and tourists, the City Paper has thrived in a market that consistently ranks as one of the nation's most sought after locations to visit and to live.…

Photo of Chicago Reader Chicago Reader
(312) 222-6920

Chicago Reader, a pioneer of the weekly alternative press, is one of the largest and most successful AAN publications, recognized throughout the industry for both editorial excellence and advertising impact. It publishes an average of 100 pages per week in a tabloid format that enables advertisers to target consumers based on their lifestyle and affinity, including nightlife, dining, culture and more.…

Photo of Chico News & Review Chico News & Review
(530) 894-2300

In Chico, the best news all week comes from one place only: The Chico News & Review. Since 1977, the News & Review has been the newspaper of record in Chico. No other paper has been able to capture the magic of Chico, and we at the News & Review pride ourselves on our ability to do just that.…

Photo of Chronogram Chronogram
(845) 334-8600

What do the capital of the world, New York City, and the capital of New York State, Albany, have in common (besides both being capitals)?  The Hudson River, and the valley rising along its banks. The Hudson Valley is a region rich in physical beauty, communities rich with progressive sensibility, and abundant resources to support thriving local economies.…

Photo of Cincinnati CityBeat Cincinnati CityBeat

Life in Cincinnati has a discernible rhythm. A pulse. A beat. It takes a wily alternative newspaper to measure the contradictions and rhythms of daily life here. And that's why CityBeat exists. To pick up on the beat of a city struggling to compete in the new millennium while firmly rooted in -- some would say shackled to -- traditions of the past.…

Photo of CIty Newspaper CIty Newspaper
(585) 244-3329

City Newspaper, celebrating 41 years of publishing, is the largest-circulation newsweekly in the metro Rochester area. Its award-winning staff provides intelligent, provocative analysis of local, national, and international issues. Jazz, rock, blues, and film writers offer lively, respected, and hotly debated coverage of their fields. Its arts writers provide the region's best, most extensive coverage on a beat that includes a major symphony orchestra, an internationally known dance troupe, several professional theater groups, and important museums.…

Photo of City Pages (Twin Cities) City Pages (Twin Cities)
(612) 375-1015

City Pages, founded in 1979 as a music paper, is now the largest, most-read news and arts weekly in the Twin Cities. In a highly literate market, City Pages has gained a reputation for standing apart from the pack through its investigative reporting, sense of humor, pointed arts coverage, tough watchdogging of local politicians and institutions, crisp graphics, and the strong voice of its writers.…

Photo of City Pulse City Pulse
(517) 371-5600

Photo of Cleveland Scene Cleveland Scene
(216) 241-7550

In 1970, Richard Kabat saw an opportunity for an entertainment-centric weekly and launched Cleveland Scene with a loan from his brother. Then he and his inexperienced staff held on long enough to catch one of the last waves of money to wash over Cleveland, the rock-and-nightlife boom of the '70s and '80s. Scene and music would become almost synonymous.…

Photo of Coachella Valley Independent Coachella Valley Independent

The Coachella Valley Independent is the valley's only true source of independent news, arts coverage, commentary and culture. We believe in true, honest journalism: We want to afflict the comfortable, and comfort the afflicted. We want to be a mirror for the entire Coachella Valley. We want to inform, enlighten and entertain. We will never let advertisers determine what we cover, and how we cover things.…

Photo of Colorado Springs Independent Colorado Springs Independent

No sacred cows. Balanced investigative reporting. Bold graphics. Crisp writing. Crusading columnists, often at odds with one another. Arts and cultural reviews, previews, insights and trends. Absolutely the best events calendar around. Plus a healthy dose of comics and humor. This is what the 126,000 regular readers of the Colorado Springs Independent expect week in, week out from the Pikes Peak region's largest locally owned newspaper.…

Photo of Columbia Free Times Columbia Free Times
(803) 765-0707

Free Times serves South Carolina's capital city of Columbia as a fresh and independent voice covering news, politics, arts and entertainment. One of the two largest non-daily newspapers in South Carolina, Free Times enjoys a large and loyal following from an impressively active and engaged group of readers. As certified by Media Audit, Free Times reaches 129,300 readers in the Columbia area (spring 2007).…

Photo of Creative Loafing Atlanta Creative Loafing Atlanta
(404) 688-5623

Creative Loafing Atlanta and its website clatl.com are Atlanta’s leading sources of information about life in the city. The newspaper was founded in 1972 and reaches a total audience of more than 535,000. It is owned by SouthComm.

Photo of Creative Loafing Charlotte Creative Loafing Charlotte
(704) 522-8334

Charlotte Creative Loafing was started in 1987 by the founders of Creative Loafing in Atlanta as their first venture into other markets. Over the years, CL has made its distinctive mark in the Charlotte market by emphasizing quality writing, hard hitting stories, and the most complete arts, entertainment and events listings in the area.…

Photo of Creative Loafing Tampa Creative Loafing Tampa
(813) 739-4800

As a free weekly newspaper and website, Creative Loafing has served the Tampa Bay area for more than quarter of a century with its cultural and political reporting, reviews, food and drink news, events coverage and much more. We do more than inform the community. We're a part of the community — we're advocates, consumers, influencers and entertainers as well as reporters, invested and involved in every aspect of local and regional life in both professional and personal roles.…

Photo of Dallas Observer Dallas Observer
(214) 757-9000

You might think that it was one of those thorny ethical conflicts. How would the Dallas Observer behave when its tough-talking former city columnist became mayor? Would we join her team? Be her pals? Suck up? Or would we keep hammering away at the mayor, City Hall and the political fixers, lawyers and assorted big shots who often seem to run Dallas for their own benefit?…

Photo of Dig Boston Dig Boston
(617) 426-8942

I stay cool, and dig all jive, That's the way I stay alive. My motto, as I live and learn, is Dig and be dug In return. ― Langston Hughes

Photo of East Bay Express East Bay Express
(510) 879-3700

If one mayor represented all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, that person's 2.5 million constituents would live in the country's fourth-largest city. And just as these East Bay counties are very different from the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay Express is a very different paper. From the international populations that make Oakland and Richmond so dynamic, to the ideological diversity that separates Berkeley from Walnut Creek, our readers are united by their love of a region that is second to nowhere in beauty, livability, intellectual firepower, and cosmopolitan charm.…

Photo of Erie Reader Erie Reader
(814) 314-9364

Photo of Eugene Weekly Eugene Weekly
(541) 484-0519

Eugene Weekly's 84,000 readers pick up EW , they know they're guaranteed an engaging read that challenges the status quo and propels their active lifestyle. Founded in 1982, EW has become an institution in Oregon's second largest city -- a happening university town that prides itself on small-town ambience and big-city tastes.…

Photo of Flagpole Magazine Flagpole Magazine
(706) 549-9523

Flagpole is everybody's book on what to do in Athens, GA: where to go, to view, to listen, to eat, to drink, to shop. Flagpole also keeps an alternative eye on local government and politics. Flagpole is visible all over Athens - campus, town and countryside. Flagpole is the indispensable aid to understanding this community and its diverse entertainment, education, commerce and culture.…

Photo of Folio Weekly Folio Weekly
(904) 260-9770

Folio Weekly is Northeast Florida’s largest circulation newsweekly and its most influential. After more than 30 years of continuous publication, the AAN award-winning magazine remains a trusted and respected news media outlet. Demand for Folio Weekly’s top-notch content has recently led the publication to expand to Southeast Georgia. Every week, Folio Weekly publishes insightful journalism that encompasses the people, places, politics, and lifestyles like no other media outlet in the region.…

Photo of Fort Worth Weekly Fort Worth Weekly
(817) 321-9700

The Weekly provides a vibrant alternative to the city's often-timid daily, with award-winning and irreverent reporters who keep readers well informed and the powers-that-be worried. The Weekly's editorial staff may have more decorations per capita than any newsroom in the country: two Pulitzer Prizes and the George Polk Award for courageous reporting, plus numerous other awards.…

Photo of Gambit Gambit
(504) 486-5900

New Orleans' politics, arts, music and culture are unique in America. Since 1980, Gambit has been New Orleanians' favorite source for the inside scoop. Whether celebrating the city's music and renowned cuisine or exposing political and environmental offenses, Gambit is a must-read that provides an important view of New Orleans' diverse CULTURE. In addition to reaching locals, Gambit also reaches the visitor market, providing extensive coverage on Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Super Bowl, NCAA, The French Quarter Fest, Tales of the Cocktail and more.…

Photo of Georgia Straight Georgia Straight
(604) 730-7000

The Georgia Straight has been an integral part of life in Vancouver B.C. for over 43 years. In addition to feature stories on everything from politics and social issues to local underground musicians and artists, every issue includes details on pretty much everything happening in Vancouver, from movies to literary events and concerts. In every section of the publication, from food to arts, there is information about people and places that are unique in Vancouver, and that our readers very likely will not have heard about elsewhere.…

Photo of Good Times Santa Cruz Good Times Santa Cruz
(831) 458-1100

Good Times has been the leading local media outlet in Santa Cruz County for 40 years, with a circulation of 35,000 and readership of 96,200 each week (verified by Circulation Verification Council). Readers anticipate picking up Good Times every Wednesday for the most comprehensive guide to events, as well as strong news analysis, arts and entertainment coverage, and the latest in food culture.…

Photo of Houston Press Houston Press
(713) 280-2400

The Houston Press gives readers something they don’t get anywhere else around here -- a close-up, behind-the-scenes look at what’s really going on where they live. From the irreverent "Hair Balls" column to in-depth investigative and feature stories and entertainment coverage that includes probing of Houston’s late-night club haunts by the "Nightfly," the Press looks to scratch whatever itch its readers have.…

Photo of Icepeople Icepeople

Icepeople is the world's northernmost alternative newspaper. Icepeople is published weekly (or thereabouts) on Tuesdays (or thereabouts), with printed copies available free on a limited basis in Longyearbyen. Additional printed copies are available locally and by mail upon request. Charges are on an “at cost” basis.

Photo of Illinois Times Illinois Times
(217) 753-2226

Founded in 1975, Illinois Times has a longstanding reputation for thoughtful news coverage and analysis. In recent years, Illinois Times has also won recognition for its investigative journalism, garnering statewide and national awards, as well as for breaking local and statewide news, helping set the agenda for the capital city of a major Midwestern state. The newspaper also strives to be the region's voice for arts and culture and provides Springfield¹s premier arts-and-entertainment section, including a comprehensive calendar of events, weekly film and music coverage, and regular lifestyle features, including popular local columns on food, cooking and gardening.…

Photo of INDY Week INDY Week
(919) 286-1972

Photo of Inland 360 Inland 360

Founded in 2012, Inland 360 is an indispensable guide to the Inland Northwest’s flourishing arts scene. Our family owned, independent weekly magazine and website covers two universities, two colleges and dozens of communities in Central Idaho and Southeastern Washington. Under the motto “where you go for what you do,”  we offer the region’s most comprehensive arts calendar along with local features on food, dining, entertainment, tech and lifestyle.…

Photo of Inlander Inlander
(509) 325-0634

Founded in 1993, The Inlander has quickly become the most trusted source of news and entertainment information for the sprawling Inland Northwest. While the majority of our readership lives in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area -- a fast-growing part of the West with some 600,000 residents -- our circulation area stretches from Sandpoint, Idaho, in the North to Pullman, Wash., in the South; and from Cheney, Wash., in the West to Kellogg, Idaho, in the East.…

Photo of Intelligence Report Intelligence Report

The Intelligence Report is the Southern Poverty Law Center's award-winning magazine. The quarterly publication provides comprehensive updates to law enforcement agencies, the media and the general public.

Photo of Isthmus Isthmus
(608) 251-5627

Isthmus is Madison, Wisconsin's alternative newspaper. Since 1976, Isthmus has built a foundation of fearless reporting, forthright opinion, excellent arts coverage, and innovative perspective. These efforts have been rewarded by numerous sources including the Milwaukee Press Club's statewide Excellence in Journalism contest. Madison is the site of the state capitol, a vibrant University of Wisconsin, and a rapidly growing metropolitan area.…

Photo of Ithaca Times Ithaca Times
(607) 277-7000

When the managing editor of Ithaca College's student newspaper not only shut them out of the office but broke the key in the lock, the youthful targets of his draconian discipline realized they would have to find another outlet for their journalistic aspirations. Fortunately the two hooked up with the founder/ publisher of the Syracuse New Times shortly thereafter.…

Photo of Jackson Free Press Jackson Free Press
(601) 362-6121

The Jackson Free Press (JFP) is Jackson's smart alternative, covering news, culture and politics for Mississippi's capital city. The JFP is Mississippi's first and only AAN publication, serving a growing metropolitan area of 450,000, including 30,000+ college students. Steeped in literature and the blues, while informed by pop and hip-hop culture, the JFP reports the stories that the Gannett daily misses -- the facts about a controversial mayor, the progressivism of young Mississippians, African- American issues, anti-war sentiment, environmental issues and the politics behind high-profile fights such as tort reform, education and criminal justice in the Magnolia State.…

Photo of L.A. Weekly L.A. Weekly
(310) 574-7100

With hard-hitting investigative stories, spirited criticism and provocative cultural coverage, L.A. Weekly has become the nation's most widely read alt-weekly — and an important voice in Los Angeles. The paper's writers have dominated the L.A. Press Club's Journalist of the Year award, winning three times in the last four years. Nationally, L.A. Weekly has won more awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia than any other paper in the country, and in 2007 was the first newspaper to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for restaurant criticism.

Photo of Lagniappe Lagniappe
(251) 450-4466

Lagniappe is Mobile, Ala.'s independent newspaper. Published since 2002, Lagniappe publishes 25,000 papers each week, providing readers in the greater Mobile area with a vibrant news source that's not afraid to print the truth. Since its inception, Lagniappe has developed a reputation for being where Mobilians go when they want to know what's really going on.

Photo of Las Vegas Weekly Las Vegas Weekly
(702) 990-2550

Wherever The Movers Are Shaking In Las Vegas Las Vegas Weekly is the definitive source for arts, entertainment, culture and literally everything else that matters. Las Vegas Weekly delivers the hip, creative and socially active readers who drive Las Vegas' vibrant local arts and entertainment scene. A member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and winner of numerous awards for journalistic excellence.…

Photo of LEO Weekly LEO Weekly
(502) 895-9770

Born in 1990, LEO Weekly is Louisville's alt-weekly. Edgy, urbane and sophisticated, with a dash of wit and an authoritative voice, LEO Weekly and its online component, leoweekly.com, offer the city's most intelligent reads on everything from news and politics to arts, entertainment and popular music.

Photo of Little Village Little Village
(319) 855-1474

Little Village is an independent, community-supported news and culture publication from Iowa City, Iowa. The paper was founded in 2001 by members of Icon, the alt-weekly that served Iowa City from 1993-2001. Though no original staff remain, Icon’s love for Iowa City, spirit of agitation, advocacy for the small and local, and efforts to advance the culture of the Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Iowa City area live on here.

Photo of Maui Time Maui Time
(808) 244-0777

Maui Time provides insightful analysis and in depth reporting. We believe some issues are so important they require thoughtful consideration. We are not a “paper of record”—a daily journal of government meetings, ribbon-cuttings and corporate announcements. We decide what’s interesting and newsworthy and then do whatever investigation is necessary to get the story. We do not wait for official press releases to appear at the office before deciding what constitutes “news.” We feel that even important stories need to be interesting and easy to read.…

Photo of Memphis Flyer Memphis Flyer
(901) 521-9000

The Memphis Flyer was founded on February 16, 1989, by Contemporary Media, Inc., publisher of Memphis magazine. With more than 222,000 regular readers, the Memphis Flyer is an urban newsweekly with a blend of hard news and features, and columns devoted to politics, sports, art, theatre, film, etc. In addition, the Flyer provides Memphis' most comprehensive event listings, calendar, and entertainment reporting.…

Photo of Metro Silicon Valley Metro Silicon Valley
(408) 298-8000

Metro was founded in San Jose, Calif., in 1985 and is Santa Clara County's largest weekly newspaper. Metro targets the most desirable consumer-spending segment in one of the nation's wealthiest metropolitan areas -- Silicon Valley. Metro focuses on the 18-to 44-year-old demographic, the years of rising careers and incomes, and its readers spend an estimated $6.5 billion annually.…

Photo of Metro Times Metro Times
(313) 961-4060

For more than 30 years, Metro Times has been Detroit's weekly alternative for news, arts, culture, film, food, fashion and more. A loyal readership exceeding 700,000 fans seek out MT every week to find out who to see, what to do and where to go. Hard-hitting journalism, in-depth profiles of local artists, musicians, and cultural icons -- and the area's most comprehensive club and concert listings -- have made it the most sought after news and entertainment resource for metro Detroiters.…

Photo of Miami New Times Miami New Times
(305) 576-8000

When New Times purchased a small fortnightly newspaper in late 1987, the Miami metropolitan area was served by two dailies, populated with aging retirees, begging for tourists and struggling to invent a place called South Beach. And, of course, it all moved to a Latin beat. Today the Latin beat remains, but a couple of other things have changed.…

Photo of Missoula Independent Missoula Independent
(406) 543-6609

As Montana's largest weekly newspaper, the Missoula Independent provides a popular antidote to conventional local media. Published on Thursdays and distributed free at more than 630 locations across Western Montana, the Independent reaches a broad cross-section of readers. Half of all the adults in Missoula County read the Independent, and thousands more read it throughout the region, from Hamilton to Whitefish.…

Photo of Monterey County Weekly Monterey County Weekly
(831) 394-5656

Monterey County Weekly is the big fish in a beautiful pond. As the largest circulation newspaper in one of the most spectacular counties in America, Monterey County Weekly has long been recognized for its thoughtful, provocative and engaging coverage of news, arts and entertainment. Founded in 1988, the newspaper has received scores of California and national newspaper awards over the past 25 years including First Place, General Excellence, from the California Newspaper Publishers’ Association (2012), for all large circulation weeklies.…

Photo of Motif Magazine Motif Magazine
(401) 312-3305

Motif Magazine is dedicated to the arts and entertainment in RI and surrounding areas, and to bringing readers alternative local news about subjects of all kinds. Motif was founded by Jim Vickers in 2004 to help bring to light some of the amazing music, arts and culture happening around Rhode Island that was escaping coverage by the media.…

Photo of Mountain Xpress Mountain Xpress
(828) 251-1333

Mountain Xpress is the keen-eyed, eloquent voice of the Asheville metro area (pop. 225,000) and surrounding southern Appalachian counties, providing an indispensable guide for residents and visitors alike. We focus on local politics, civic issues and the area's vibrant arts- and-entertainment scene — reporting the news with a magazine flair. Our opinion section offers a popular forum for the debate of local issues, thanks in large part to the lively submissions of our readers, who constitute a diverse blend of the region's most active and independent-minded residents.…

Photo of Nashville Scene Nashville Scene
(615) 244-7989

"All the news that gives you fits." So went one of the Nashville Scene's earliest marketing jingles. It still applies today. From its hard-hitting investigative exposes, to its inside look at the city's massive entertainment industry, the Scene has developed into a must-read for the city's business and political leaders. As well, the newsweekly's on-the-street coverage of emerging local musical talent, in addition to its edgy and provocative lifestyle coverage, has cemented its relationship with readers who rely on the version of things in the Scene rather than the daily newspaper.…

Photo of North Bay Bohemian North Bay Bohemian
(707) 527-1200

Based in the beautiful Sonoma County wine country, the North Bay Bohemian is steeped in tradition but is by no means stodgy. Its name pays homage to the literary movement that figured prominently in cultural development north of the Golden Gate in the years following the California gold rush. The journalists, poets and novelists loosely identified as bohemians preferred art, literature and political discourse to the aggressive material culture of their day.…

Photo of North Coast Journal North Coast Journal
(707) 442-1400

The North Coast Journal is a free, weekly news magazine and website about politics, business, life and leisure in Humboldt County. In the print edition of the Journal, you'll find a weekly calendar, articles about arts, music and personalities, and compelling stories about what makes Humboldt tick, from its centers of power to the people living on its fringes.

Photo of NOW Magazine NOW Magazine
(416) 364-1300

NOW Magazine - winner of the Utne Reader 2001 Readers Poll Award for Local Coverage - is Canada's leading alternative news and entertainment weekly, and has been since its inaugural issue in September 1981. Over the years NOW's weekly readership has grown to 321,000 of Canada's most influential readers and consumers. NOW's commitment to the community is reflected in many ways -- among them sponsorship of the North by Northeast Music Festival and Conference, the Toronto International Film Festival, and many other community events through its free listing service.…

Photo of NUVO NUVO
(317) 254-2400

For 25 years, Indy has turned to NUVO as the authority on arts, entertainment and community issues. As Indiana's largest independent alternative news organization, over 250,000 loyal readers turn to NUVO's website, weekly paper and seasonal CityGuides for news on what's happening in Indy.

Photo of OC Weekly OC Weekly
(714) 550-5900

Published since September 1995, OC Weekly is the first "alternative" newsweekly in Orange County and Long Beach to provide readers award winning editorial coverage, excellent arts & entertainment information and a provocative look at our community. With a circulation of 70,000, OC Weekly reaches more than 224,000 of young, active, educated and affluent readers each week who look to the Weekly to guide their lifestyle and entertainment choices.…

Photo of Oklahoma Gazette Oklahoma Gazette
(405) 528-6000

In its inaugural issue of Oct. 15, 1979, Oklahoma Gazette, at that time an upstart, bimonthly publication with a mere 2,000 circulation, featured a page-one story about the Oklahoma City Council’s recent passage of an urban conservation district. Hardly sexy stuff. Yet, on its way to its current circulation of 43,000, quality of life issues remain the bedrock of this publication.…

Photo of Orlando Weekly Orlando Weekly
(407) 377-0400

Orlando Weekly is Central Florida’s award-winning alternative media company. We have been Orlando’s source for alternative news, opinion, events and culture for more than 25 years. We examine the issues that shape the region, and we cover the most important things happening in our community. We are the source for Orlando’s fun, smart, socially conscious types – serving the people who want to make Orlando a better place to be with good storytelling, revealing criticism and kickass events that celebrate the best things about our cultural landscape.…

Photo of Pacific Sun Pacific Sun
(415) 485-6700

The Pacific Sun is mailed to homes in seven communities in the heart of Marin and, additionally, is distributed at over 300 racks and other locations throughout Marin County. The Sun has been dedicated to serving the vibrant Marin community for over 40 years with lively news and analysis, useful information and perspectives. We know that Marin residents are some of the best educated, most politically involved, artistically creative, culturally dynamic and socially conscious in the nation, and we produce a newspaper that feeds their interests.…

Photo of Palo Alto Weekly Palo Alto Weekly
(650) 326-8210

The Palo Alto Weekly was founded in 1979 by a group of longtime local residents who believed that the Palo Alto community needed a high- quality newspaper that would provide an alternative to the Palo Alto-based daily. The Weekly's goal is to address serious and important issues facing the community through thoughtful, in- depth reporting and analysis not found in other newspapers, and to strive for the highest quality and professionalism.…

Photo of Philadelphia Weekly Philadelphia Weekly
(215) 563-7400

Philadelphia Weekly is the largest audited-circulation weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania, distributed at nearly 2,000 locations reaching a readership close to 400,000. In 2007, PW was named the Best Weekly Newspaper in the State by both the Society of Professional Journalists and the Keystone Journalism Awards. In 2011, PW was named runner-up for the Best Weekly Newspaper in the State.…

Photo of Phoenix New Times Phoenix New Times
(602) 271-0040

Phoenix New Times detailed stories of abused children but with a chilling twist -- these kids were routinely being mistreated by state officials in juvenile corrections facilites. The series and follow-ups sparked a federal inquiry and call for reform by dozens of state leaders and child advocates. That's the sort of in-depth investigation Phoenix readers have come to rely on from New Times, which has kept the Valley of the Sun sizzling for more than three decades.…

Photo of Pittsburgh City Paper Pittsburgh City Paper
(412) 316-3342

Pittsburgh City Paper has been connecting businesses to the real people, scenes and neighborhoods that make Pittsburgh such a unique place for the past 25 years. As Pittsburgh's independent voice, we offer a unique prospective on local politics and news, intelligent and fresh cultural reporting, the most comprehensive calendar of events, and stories you will not find anywhere else.…

Photo of Planet Jackson Hole Planet Jackson Hole
(307) 732-0299

The award-winning Planet Jackson Hole is Wyoming’s only alternative newspaper. PJH challenges the status quo with provocative and insightful local and regional news reporting. It is politically independent and committed to providing an open forum for no-holds-barred opinion from renowned writers. PJH also features vibrant arts and entertainment coverage and the most comprehensive events calendar in the region in print and online.…

Photo of Portland Phoenix Portland Phoenix
(207) 773-8900

Since its first issue hit the streets in September of 1999, the Portland Phoenix has combined the best arts-and- entertainment listings and local news and arts coverage available in the Great State of Maine with the experience and nationally recognized critical expertise of its parent paper, the Boston Phoenix. Each week the Phoenix offers readers a unique editorial perspective not found in daily newspapers.…

Photo of Random Lengths News Random Lengths News
(310) 519-1442

Founded in 1979 as a counterbalance to the conservative, corporate- owned daily paper, Random Lengths News draws on the rich history of the Los Angeles Harbor Area. The name harkens back to a description of the lumber that used to run through the port -- it came in "random lengths and widths" -- but it could easily describe the cultural and racial diversity of the Harbor Area: in the most diverse part of the world, the Harbor Area has working, middle and upper class folks, and is a mix of Latinos, African-Americans, Asian- Americans and Anglos from all over the globe.…

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Photo of Reno News & Review Reno News & Review
(775) 324-4440

The Biggest Little City in the World has an alternative voice. Since 1995, the Reno News & Review has built a reputation around its provocative, honest coverage of news and events affecting northern Nevadans. Beyond gaming and tourism, this is an active, diverse community and the News & Review provides a newspaper that covers what readers are interested in most.…

Photo of Riverfront Times Riverfront Times
(314) 754-5966

Every week Riverfront Times holds a mirror up to St. Louis and challenges the city to look itself in the proverbial eye. Ever since its founding in 1977, the RFT has valued the craft of journalism in the very best sense -- and backed it with a commitment to bring context to a complex and vibrant city.…

Photo of Sacramento News & Review Sacramento News & Review
(916) 498-1234

Innovative and intelligent, Sacramento’s favorite weekly publication has long been the Sacramento News & Review. In fact, the News & Review is Sacramento’s second-largest newspaper, so its readers are as diverse as Sacramento itself. With irreverence and attitude, the News & Review tackles local, state and national issues in a way that keeps readers coming back for more.…

Photo of Salt Lake City Weekly Salt Lake City Weekly
(801) 575-7003

Having carved a large niche of young, affluent, and educated Utahns, Salt Lake City Weekly is regarded as a welcome, independent voice in an area that truly needs one. More than 1,600 outlets distribute Salt Lake City Weekly in the Wasatch Front cities of Salt Lake City, Ogden, Park City, Provo/Orem, and Moab. Salt Lake City Weekly is recognized for its thorough investigative stories, insightful political coverage and biting commentary.…

Photo of San Antonio Current San Antonio Current
(210) 227-0044

The San Antonio Current, San Antonio's award-winning alternative media company, has served as the city's premiere multimedia source of alternative news, events and culture since 1986. We dig deep into the issues that affect our community and we fearlessly cover the most important things happening in San Antonio's cultural landscape. We are the alternative voice for San Antonio's fun, intelligent, socially conscious night owls and like our readers, we want to make this city a better place to live, one story at a time.…

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(619) 281-7526

San Diego CityBeat is San Diego's Real Alternative Newsweekly publication. CityBeat is published every Wednesday with a weekly circulation of 44,000. San Diego CityBeat has earned strong community readership by reflecting the diverse area it serves. The distribution area includes all of San Diego County, from the Mexican border in the South County, to Oceanside in the North County.

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(619) 235-3000

Published weekly since October 1972, the San Diego Reader is well-known as a showcase for San Diego's best writers and photographers. The Reader is trimmed and stapled, with a glossy cover. Specializing in feature stories, the Reader covers San Diego life in general, with emphasis on politics and the arts and entertainment. The Reader publishes comprehensive listings of movies, events, theater and music, restaurant and film reviews, and free classifieds.…

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(805) 546-8208

New Times is one of the great success stories of California's Central Coast. We started in 1986 with nothing more than one Macintosh computer and three hard-working partners who wouldn't listen when everyone told them they were crazy to start a weekly newspaper. New Times is now the most sought-after publication in the region reaching 114,000 readers each week.…

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(805) 965-5205

The Santa Barbara Independent, located in one of the California's most beautiful destination resort areas, provides the most comprehensive arts, entertainment and in-depth news coverage of the South Coast region. The 25-year-old Santa Barbara Independent is considered a must-read by locals and tourists, both for its extensive arts coverage and its tough environmental reporting. The Independent is actively involved in community affairs, sponsoring more than 125 charity events, nonprofit fund-raisers and community festivals.…

Photo of Santa Fe Reporter Santa Fe Reporter
(505) 988-5541

When it was founded in 1974, the Santa Fe Reporter's mission was to create lively competition for a stodgy and timid daily press. That tradition continues today. The Reporter investigates beneath the surface, presenting in-depth stories often overlooked or uninvestigated by the daily press. As a result SFR has distinguished itself with strong coverage of local politics and award-winning writing about the city.…

Photo of Seattle Weekly Seattle Weekly
(206) 623-0500

Seattle Weekly is the largest weekly in the Northwest and the predominant alternative to the JOA daily papers in Seattle. Founded in 1976, it serves up fiercely independent coverage of Seattle politics, urban issues, and arts, with prize-winning reporting and writing and provocative cultural commentary. It reaches nearly 450,000 readers every week through 2,650 distribution outlets.

Photo of Seven Days Seven Days
(802) 864-5684

Seven Days is a lively mix of local arts, news and opinion that examines and celebrates political and cultural life in Vermont. The paper links a "community" of 71,370 educated, active readers in urban, suburban and rural areas within an hour of supremely "liveable" metro Burlington. More than 90 percent have attended college. Weekly, audited distribution extends to seven ski areas and 12 college campuses, including Middlebury College and the University of Vermont.…

Photo of Shepherd Express Shepherd Express
(414) 276-2222

During a time when most of the country’s prominent alternative weekly newspapers have been consolidated and streamlined by corporations, the Shepherd Express has beat the odds, remaining locally owned. The paper has emerged from its unlikely beginning as a satirical UWM newspaper—25 years ago—to become one of Milwaukee’s most respected sources of local news, politics, arts and music coverage, and has used its status to champion other local causes.…

Photo of SLUG Magazine SLUG Magazine
(801) 487-9221

SLUG Magazine, an acronym for Salt Lake UnderGround, is one of Utah's longest running and most experienced independent magazines. Since 1989, SLUG has provided coverage of Utah's thriving alternative and underrepresented cultures, and continues to expand its coverage as local music, art, action sports, food, technology and entertainment communities develop and grow. Always responsive to its readership and industry trends, SLUG Magazine has branched out online with exclusive content, festival coverage, photo galleries, a podcast and complete archives of all their issues available on SLUGMag.com.

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(541) 383-0800

In a region with thin media coverage, the Source has been a steady presence for the past 18 years in Central Oregon (especially for the ski/bike/beer town of Bend). Snappy music reviews, enthusiastic event coverage and insightful news analysis, the Source is only growing stronger.

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(804) 358-0825

For more than 30 years, Style Weekly has been a significant part of the Greater Richmond community through its journalism, community involvement and business presence. Our alternative newsweekly publishes every Wednesday. Our wide range of active and engaged readers are fiercely loyal to our award-winning content.

Photo of Syracuse New Times Syracuse New Times
(315) 422-7011

The Syracuse New Times, one of the oldest, locally owned alternative newsweeklies in America (founded 1969), delivers a welcome dose of insight and irreverence to a region otherwise dominated by corporate-owned media . Each issue contains news, features and commentary on politics, sports, visual arts, entertainment, food, film, music, real estate, the area's most complete events calendar and its most readable classified.…

Photo of The Coast, Halifax’s Weekly The Coast, Halifax’s Weekly
(902) 422-6278

There's more to know about Halifax than fiddle music and the pretty scenery. There are more active universities in Halifax than any other city in Canada. 21% of the population is under the age of 20. Shambhala Buddhism calls Halifax divine, and thousands of American Buddhist immigrants agree. Halifax filmmakers, musicians, artists, cartoonist make some of the best shit in Canada.…

Photo of The Pitch The Pitch
(816) 561-6061

Kansas City leaders may have shuttered the brothels and torn down the stockyards that once defined the town--and the mobsters may have blown themselves up in disco bombings back in the '70s--but there are still plenty of stories to tell about this metropolitan area of nearly two million sturdy Midwesterners. The Pitch tells those stories.…

Photo of The Portland Mercury The Portland Mercury
(503) 294-0840

Like the city it serves, the Portland Mercury is decidedly creative and independent. Founded in 2000 as a sister publication to Seattle’s The Stranger, the Mercury offers a unique point of view that Portland, Oregon trusts and relies on.  Reaching outgoing, fun-loving, and politically active young urbanites, the Mercury differentiates itself from the local media pack with brash, irreverent wit and insightful investigative reports.…

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(402) 341-7323

Our readers, dissatisfied with the safe and sterile reporting found in most of the local media, look to our pages for honesty, attitude, truth and humor. We pride ourselves on hard-hitting, investigative news stories as well as cutting-edge arts coverage. In addition to feature stories, The Reader publishes an alternative health column; and a poetic and mysterious horoscope written by a local blues artist.…

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(206) 323-7101

The Stranger defines, defends, and sometimes defies the culture and politics of Seattle. Our coverage arises from a resolutely urban point of view, offering a unique perspective on the topics that matter most to people who live, work, and play in Seattle. Our original news reporting is relentless and outspoken. Our smart, funny entertainment coverage sets the tone of the city’s cultural conversation.…

Photo of Toledo City Paper Toledo City Paper
(419) 244-9859

The Toledo City Paper burst onto the Glass City scene in 1997, bringing a bold new voice to a region that was ready for an alternative. Published weekly through 2008 and biweekly to the present day, the City Paper offers an ever-changing array of timely coverage, from under-the-radar local news stories to insightful arts reporting.…

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(336) 256-9320

Triad City Beat exists to chronicle the Triad cities as low-cost incubators of innovation, sustainability and creativity. We publish smart reporting and writing that recognizes the intelligence of our readers. An informed citizenry is the lifeblood of democracy, and we take our responsibility seriously to provide good journalism to hold economic and governmental powers accountable, both locally and across North Carolina.…

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(520) 797-4384

Founded in 1984, the Tucson Weekly has become an iconoclastic institution in this sprawling desert boom town with a population approaching 1 million. With its reputation for diverse, compelling journalism with an edge, the paper has built a readership of nearly 200,000 Tucsonans who rely on the Weekly for its insightful cultural coverage, provocative analyses of local politics and the development industry, and offbeat feature writing and profiles.…

Photo of Tulsa Voice Tulsa Voice
(918) 585-9924

The Tulsa Voice is Tulsa’s alternative for news, commentary, and entertainment, a resource and an advocate for the earnest and unruly here. On this site and in the pages of our newspaper, on stands in more than 500 locations around town, you will meet the ones fueling our city’s art and music scenes, as well as those who grow what we eat and mix what we drink.…

Photo of Village Voice Village Voice
(212) 475-3300

As the nation's first and largest alternative newsweekly, The Village Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds barred reporting and criticism it first embraced when it began publishing in 1955. The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, the George Polk Award, Front Page Awards, Deadline Club Awards and many others, the Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking investigations of New York City politics, and as the premier expert on New York's downtown scene.…

Photo of VUE Weekly VUE Weekly
(780) 426-1996

Vue Weekly engages in thoughtful and intelligent journalism with a focus on progressive ideas from a local perspective. We cover topics, artists and events that are often ignored, marginalized or misrepresented by the mainstream media, thereby bringing balance to Edmonton’s media mosaic. We strive to create a dialogue with our readers, build community and emphasize social responsibility.…

Photo of Washington City Paper Washington City Paper
(202) 332-2100

In a city where a great deal of attention is focused on national affairs, Washington City Paper maintains a relentless emphasis on local Washington. City Paper serves as the definitive local guide to cultural and civic life in the District. Beyond helping people make the most of D.C., City Paper's dedication to groundbreaking reporting of local affairs reflects a strong commitment to the watchdog role of the alternative press.…

Photo of Wausau City Pages Wausau City Pages
(715) 845-5171

The people of Wausau, Wisc., are proud of their community. As the last city before the great Northwoods, this metro area is the retail, commercial and cultural hub for north and central Wisconsin. Wausau leads the nation in per capita giving to the arts and is home to many prestigious philanthropic organizations. The city is also home to the oldest annual Blues Festival in the state, the Festival of Fine Arts, a Renaissance Faire, and a strong, stable employment base.…

Photo of Weekly Alibi Weekly Alibi
(505) 346-0660

Weekly Alibi is Albuquerque's most reliable source for news and entertainment the other guys ignore. Not an easy task because Albuquerque boasts one of the most culturally diverse populations in the country--people from all walks of life with all kinds of tastes and inclinations. It has been through our concerted effort to present alternative angles, our desire to provide a forum for those within the community and our award-winning writing that Weekly Alibi has achieved such status and earned the respect and loyalty of 160,000-plus readers each and every week.…

Photo of Westword Westword
(303) 296-7744

Back in 1977, Denver was booming. Thousands of Baby Boomers were fleeing the coasts, lured to Colorado by the climate, the scenery, the promise of endlessly flowing Coors. But with the deluge came a dilemma: so many young, active people -- and so little that told them what was happening in their increasingly dynamic city. That's why we started Westword.…

Photo of Willamette Week Willamette Week
(503) 243-2122

Willamette Week is Portland's award-winning alternative: The only weekly newspaper ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting (2005). Because of our investigative reporting, cultural coverage, city guides and events, we have become Oregon’s leading news source for Portlanders between 18 and 54. 36 percent of all TriCounty adults regularly read Willamette Week and wweek.com.…

Photo of Wisconsin Gazette Wisconsin Gazette
(414) 961-3240

Founded in 2009, at the low point of the Great Recession, Wisconsin Gazette has flourished despite the odds by providing high-quality journalism, honest business practices and award-winning design in a challenging media market. From a humble circulation of 9,000, we have tripled our readership in less than six years to a current biweekly press run of more than 30,000 and we’re rapidly growing.…

Photo of Worcester Magazine Worcester Magazine
(508) 749-3166

Voted Newspaper of the Year by the New England Press Association, Worcester Mag is the lone independent voice in New England's second-largest city. Its mix of investigative reporting, issue analysis, personality profiles and opinion makes Worcester Mag a must-read in Worcester and the surrounding region, which stretches from Central Massachusetts to the Boston suburbs. A classically-formatted alternative weekly newspaper (despite its name), Worcester Mag also features an award-winning A&E section containing dedicated music, culture and film/video pages, along with a comprehensive calendar.…

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(336) 316-1231

YES! Weekly began as a concept in December 2004, and was on the streets of Greensboro by Jan. 4, 2005. Our mission was to bring hard and fair news, insightful commentary and comprehensive cultural writing. Since then we have expanded our coverage to include High Point, Winston-Salem and the other cities and towns of the North Carolina Piedmont Triad.…