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Little Village

Work Phone: (319) 855-1474 Website: http://littlevillagemag.com


Little Village is (probably) Iowa’s most widely read independent, alternative news & culture magazine. Launched in 2001, and with roots stretching back to the early 90s, LV has been a defining cultural voice in Iowa for the last 20+ years.

The print magazine is typically 60-100 pages, and is widely available for free in Iowa, with active pickup at over 800 retail, dining, and cultural venues in Iowa City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Ames, Cedar Falls/Waterloo and the Quad Cities.

Our mission is to improve Iowa by informing participation in the state’s culture and government. We are supported by (mostly) business and nonprofit advertising, paid subscriptions, and 501c3 charitable contributions in support of LV’s journalistic mission.

In the independent, alternative media tradition, Little Village exists not only to document the communities it serves, but to advocate for and improve them. Story selection across categories is focused on:

Quality of life—Healthcare, education, affordability, access, critical culture

Equity & justice—Environmental, racial, gender, labor and economic

Play—A challenging, habit-forming crossword, astrology, advice, pop-culture columns, humor, comics and can’t-miss event listings

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