AAN Publications

Photo of American Prospect American Prospect
(202) 776-0730

The American Prospect is devoted to promoting informed discussion on public policy from a progressive perspective. In print and online, the Prospect brings a narrative, journalistic approach to complex issues, addressing the policy alternatives and the politics necessary to create good legislation. We help to dispel myths, challenge conventional wisdom, and expand the dialogue.…

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 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 BlueDot Living BlueDot Living

Bluedot Living, is an award-winning print and digital publication with a collection of local newsletters, specialty newsletters, and a national newsletter, featuring lifestyle ideas to help people take actions where they live to lead healthier, more sustainable lives. The publications help readers understand local issues around climate change and are designed to engage readers with hopeful stories by featuring people making a difference—problem-solvers, beekeepers, regenerative farmers, scientists, recipe developers, electrical vehicle owners, innovators, and environmental leaders.…

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 32 years. C-VILLE Weekly reaches 50,000+ readers with 20,000 weekly copies and a website that averages over 15,000 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) 784-3500

For nearly 50 years, CITY has kept the powers that be on their toes while highlighting the very best of art, music, and culture. Blending award winning investigative news coverage, diverse music and arts journalism and shining a light in every cultural corner of Rochester. At CITY, we believe a community without journalism that aggressively questions authority, stands up for its most vulnerable residents, and celebrates what makes us unique, can lose its way.

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
(760) 904-4208

The Coachella Valley Independent is source of independent news, arts coverage, commentary and culture for Palm Springs and the entire Coachella Valley region of Southern California.  

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 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 Daily Memphian Daily Memphian
(901) 501.6397

Launched in September 2018, The Daily Memphian is the must-read, primary daily online publication for intelligent, in-depth journalism in the Memphis community. The Daily Memphian reports on critical news, holds political, business and community leaders accountable, and engages with and entertains its readers – all while seeking truth, acting with integrity, and never fearing stories simply because of their negative or positive attributes.…

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

Founded in 1999, DigBoston is the alt weekly serving Boston and Massachusetts—combining fiercely independent investigative journalism with bleeding edge arts, music, and lifestyle coverage to attract a loyal and growing audience that's diverse by every metric.

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 31 years of continuous publication, the AAN award-winning magazine remains a trusted and respected news media outlet.  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 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, The French Quarter Fest, Voodoo Experience and more.…

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.…

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

Founded as the NC Independent in 1982, INDY Week's mission is to help build a just community in the Triangle and shed light on stories missed by other media. The INDY covers local politics, music, arts, and food in Durham, Orange, and Wake counties.

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 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 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 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 is Silicon Valley’s leading weekly newspaper. Founded in San Jose, Calif., in 1985, Metro targets the most desirable consumer-spending segment in one of the nation’s wealthiest metropolitan areas. Each Wednesday, Metro delivers a compelling, engaging package of news, arts and lifestyle features, contemporary graphics and comprehensive entertainment and dining listings to distribution points around the valley and through a variety of digital channels.

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 Montana Press Montana Press
(406) 370-1492

FREE, small-town independent press serving the state of Montana. Published on the first of every month and distributed state-wide.

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 Mountain Xpress Mountain Xpress
(828) 251-1333

Since 1994, Mountain Xpress has been an active partner in growing Asheville from a sleepy, boarded-up mountain town into a thriving mecca for small business, tourism, arts, culture and innovative thought (metro area population 450,000). Throughout that evolution, Xpress has focused on covering what matters most locally and serving as the go-to venue for community dialogue and exchange of ideas.…

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 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.…

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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 Gay News Philadelphia Gay News

Founded by Publisher Mark Segal in 1976, Philadelphia Gay News has been a part of Philadelphia's thriving LGBTQ+ community for decades. When no other media outlet was covering the AIDS crisis, PGN did. When many of our community members were closeted for fear of safety, PGN was a visible and reliable source of news. As a community newspaper, PGN’s mission is to be a platform for the LGBTQ+ community to communicate with each other on various viewpoints, as well as to communicate with the mainstream community.…

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

Pittsburgh City Paper has been connecting businesses to the real people, scenes and neighborhoods that make Pittsburgh such a unique place for the past 30 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 Pittsburgh Current Pittsburgh Current
(412) 254-2477

Photo of Queen City Nerve Queen City Nerve

Queen City Nerve is a locally-owned alternative newspaper in Charlotte, N.C. covering enterprise news topics in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding towns. In Charlotte, we have a heavy focus on the arts, culture, music and food as well as local government reporting and community lifestyle focus.

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 Reno News & Review covers what readers are most interested in.…

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. With irreverence and attitude, the SN&R tackles local, state and national issues in a way that keeps readers coming back for more. Whether it's the annual “Best of Sacramento” issue, a revealing investigative feature about what’s in local drinking water, or a take-no-prisoners exposé about local politics, the News & Review is constantly challenging the boundaries of journalism.…

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.…

Photo of San Diego Reader San Diego Reader
(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 stitched and trimmed 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 events, theater and music, restaurant and film reviews, and free classifieds.…

Photo of San Luis Obispo New Times San Luis Obispo New Times
(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.…

Photo of Santa Barbara Independent Santa Barbara Independent
(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. Founded in 1986, The Santa Barbara Independent is considered a must-read by locals and tourists, both for its extensive arts coverage and its tough environmental reporting.…

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

The Santa Fe Reporter continues the proud tradition as New Mexico's capital city source of alternative news and culture since 1974, reporting on community issues as well as celebration and criticism of local music, visual arts, film, movie and performing arts. We believe in the independence of the fourth estate, in critical examination of the government, and in the value of helping active citizens understand each other.…

Photo of Sentinel Colorado Sentinel Colorado
(303) 750-7555

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

Seven Days is a lively mix of local arts, news and opinion that examines and celebrates life in Vermont — "the New Yorker of the North," as one editorial contest judge dubbed it. The newspaper and its digital channels links a community of roughly 100,000 educated, active readers in urban, suburban and rural areas within an hour and a half of supremely “livable” metro Burlington.…

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

During a time when some of the country’s prominent alternative weekly newspapers have been acquired by larger media companies and in many cases lost their personalities, the Shepherd Express has remained locally owned and continued on its mission of serving as a truly independent voice for the Milwaukee area.  During the pandemic, the Shepherd boldly moved from being a weekly newsprint publication, founded in 1982, to a monthly, glossy news magazine.  …

Photo of Source Weekly Source Weekly
(541) 383-0800

The Source Weekly is a weekly newspaper based in Bend, Ore., covering news, art, music, events, outdoors and other issues of interest to readers in Central Oregon. Our mission: to go deeper into the stories Central Oregon is talking about, and to offer thoughtful, well-researched, sometimes humorous and always entertaining insight into issues—with a lens of equity and social justice, and the goal of balanced journalism, backed by diligent fact checking.…

Photo of Style Weekly Style Weekly
(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 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 Paper (Albuquerque NM) The Paper (Albuquerque NM)
(505) 346-0660

The Paper is Albuquerque's community-supported independent news providing in-depth local news, arts, and leisure coverage for New Mexico's biggest metro.

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 Reader The Reader
(402) 341-7323

The Reader is Nebraska’s only nationally-recognized alternative newsmonthly. Our contributors and editors have a keen focus on providing Omaha with cutting-edge news and sharp cultural coverage, setting ourselves apart from the safe and stale reporting found in traditional local media. Staples of our publication include event listings, feature stories and vigorous coverage of Omaha’s music and arts scene.…

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.…

Photo of Triad City Beat Triad City Beat
(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.…

Photo of Tucson Weekly Tucson Weekly
(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.…

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(715) 552-0457

We started Volume One Magazine in 2002 because no one in town was telling the stories we wanted to hear. We've kept it going all these years because, as it turned out, a lot of other folks from the area wanted to hear those stories, too.  Recognizing and reflecting the talent, diversity, culture, and creations of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley – including Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie and points between – we produce a bi-weekly magazine and event calendar (plus many side publications); we maintain numerous social and digital channels; we run a large retail store selling locally made and inspired goods; and we host cultural events including a long-running free summer music series, classy cocktail parties, and flavorful food festivals.…

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(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.…

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(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.…

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(503) 243-2122

Willamette Week is Portland’s award-winning alternative news source. 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. We see just under 3 million unique readers across our platforms each month. Award-winning content, coupled with powerful print and digital delivery channels, keeps WW at the forefront of change — and life — in one of America’s most vital urban areas.…

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.…