Association of Alternative Newsmedia

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Association of Alternative Newsmedia
Formation1978; 46 years ago (1978)
Legal status501(c)(6) nonprofit organization[1]
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., U.S.[1]
Region served
metropolitan areas in 42 states, Washington D.C., 4 Canadian Provinces
Alternative Weekly Newspapers
Molly Willmott
Jason Zaragoza [2]
AffiliationsAlternative Newsweekly Foundation[1]
Revenue (2014)
Expenses (2014)$796,491[1]
Employees (2014)
Formerly called
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) is a trade association of alternative weekly newspapers in North America. It provides services to many generally liberal or progressive weekly newspapers across the United States and in Canada. AAN also operates — a web portal that highlights the best news stories, features, arts criticism, and political commentary from its member newspapers.


The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies was founded in 1978 in Seattle, Washington, with 30 newspapers from America's largest cities.

In July 2011, the organization's name was changed to the Association of Alternative Newsmedia by a vote of members attending the group's annual meeting.[3]


The association is made up of 131 newspapers which are published in 42 states, Washington D.C., and four Canadian provinces.[4] States not represented are Alaska, Delaware, Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, and West Virginia.[5]

Publication City State Circulation
Arkansas Times Little Rock AR 30,087
Artvoice Buffalo NY 65,000
The Athens News Athens OH 18,018
The Austin Chronicle Austin TX 91,051
Baltimore City Paper Baltimore MD 80,000
Birmingham Weekly Birmingham AL 25,000
Black & White Birmingham AL 27,000
Boise Weekly Boise ID 30,000
DigBoston Boston MA 40,000
Boulder Weekly Boulder CO 25,000
Charleston City Paper Charleston SC 40,000
Chicago Reader Chicago IL 100,000
News & Review (defunct) Chico CA 36,957
Chronogram Kingston NY 20,000
Cincinnati CityBeat Cincinnati OH 40,000
City Newspaper Rochester NY 39,193
City Pages Minneapolis MN 92,000
Cityview Des Moines IA 29,618
Cleveland Scene Cleveland OH 52,000
The Coast Halifax NS 22,384
Colorado Springs Independent Colorado Springs CO 36,000
Columbia Free Times Columbia SC 35,823
Creative Loafing Atlanta GA 96,654
Creative Loafing (Charlotte) Charlotte NC 47,066
Creative Loafing (Tampa) Tampa FL 49,862
C-Ville Weekly Charlottesville VA 24,507
Dallas Observer Dallas TX 82,943
East Bay Express Oakland CA 49,766
Easy Reader Hermosa Beach CA 57,000
Eugene Weekly Eugene OR 40,123
Fairfield County Weekly New Haven CT 30,000
Fast Forward Weekly Calgary AB 27,179
Flagpole Magazine Athens GA 14,825
Folio Weekly Jacksonville FL 45,046
Fort Worth Weekly Fort Worth TX 47,500
Gambit Weekly New Orleans LA 40,000
The Georgia Straight Vancouver BC 119,971
Hartford Advocate Hartford CT 45,000
Honolulu Weekly Honolulu HI 36,142
Icepeople Longyearbyen Norway 500
Illinois Times Springfield IL 29,958
Independent Weekly (NC) Durham NC 43,014
The Independent Weekly (Lafayette, La.) Lafayette LA 15,000
Inland Empire Weekly Corona CA 30,000
Isthmus Madison WI 54,947
Ithaca Times Ithaca NY 20,079
Jackson Free Press Jackson MS 17,000
JH Weekly Jackson WY 12,000
LA Weekly Culver City CA 174,011
Lagniappe Mobile AL 25,000
Lansing City Pulse Lansing MI 20,000
Las Vegas Weekly Henderson NV 62,682
LEO Weekly Louisville KY 30,000
Long Island Press Syosset NY 80,726
Maui Time Weekly Wailuku HI 18,000
Memphis Flyer Memphis TN 51,615
Metro Pulse Knoxville TN 38,250
Metro Silicon Valley San Jose CA 70,000
Metro Spirit Augusta GA 18,071
Metro Times Detroit MI 74,839
Metroland Albany NY 40,000
Miami New Times Miami FL 69,501
Missoula Independent Missoula MT 21,818
Monday Magazine Victoria BC 38,445
Monterey County Weekly Seaside CA 36,000
Montreal Mirror Montreal QC 68,888
Mountain Xpress Asheville NC 28,377
Nashville Scene Nashville TN 48,714
New Haven Advocate New Haven CT 43,884
New Times Broward-Palm Beach Ft Lauderdale FL 53,480
New York Press New York NY 22,310
Newcity Chicago IL 50,000
North Bay Bohemian Santa Rosa CA 29,925
North Coast Journal Eureka CA 20,000
Now Toronto ON 110,552
Nuvo Indianapolis IN 42,050
OC Weekly Costa Mesa CA 69,684
Oklahoma Gazette Oklahoma City OK 53,500
Orlando Weekly Orlando FL 40,000
The Other Paper (defunct) Columbus OH 46,255
The Pacific Northwest Inlander Spokane WA 48,500
Pacific Sun San Rafael CA 31,000
Palo Alto Weekly Palo Alto CA 37,000
Pasadena Weekly Pasadena CA 30,076
Philadelphia City Paper Philadelphia PA 78,625
Philadelphia Weekly Philadelphia PA 89,046
Phoenix New Times Phoenix AZ 91,023
The Pitch Kansas City MO 45,000
Pittsburgh City Paper Pittsburgh PA 69,285
The Portland Mercury Portland OR 42,000
The Pulse Chattanooga TN 15,000
Random Lengths News San Pedro CA 22,500
Raw Story National NA
The Reader Omaha NE 18,500
Reno News & Review Reno NV 26,584
The Riverfront Times St. Louis MO 76,597
Sacramento News & Review Sacramento CA 76,000
Salt Lake City Weekly Salt Lake City UT 60,000
San Antonio Current San Antonio TX 40,678
San Diego CityBeat San Diego CA 38,788
San Diego Reader San Diego CA 162,743
San Francisco Bay Guardian San Francisco CA 106,708
San Luis Obispo New Times San Luis Obispo CA 38,953
Santa Barbara Independent Santa Barbara CA 40,000
Santa Cruz Weekly Santa Cruz CA 33,000
Santa Fe Reporter Santa Fe NM 20,642
Seattle Weekly Seattle WA 84,203
See Magazine Edmonton AB 21,720
Seven Days Burlington VT 36,000
SF Weekly San Francisco CA 85,046
Shepherd Express Milwaukee WI 60,192
The Source Weekly Bend OR 14,635
The Stranger Seattle WA 80,992
Style Weekly Richmond VA 35,425
Syracuse New Times Syracuse NY 34,537
The Texas Observer Austin TX 8,500
Tucson Weekly Tucson AZ 45,583
Urban Tulsa Weekly Tulsa OK 31,819
Valley Advocate Northampton MA 40,923
Ventura County Reporter Ventura CA 30,480
The Village Voice (defunct) New York NY 197,098
Vue Weekly (defunct) Edmonton AB 25,915
Washington City Paper Washington DC 71,030
Wausau City Pages Wausau WI 15,517
Weekly Alibi Albuquerque NM 42,848
Westword Denver CO 81,866
Willamette Week Portland OR 90,000
Worcester Magazine Worcester MA 33,950
Yes! Weekly Greensboro NC 43,000

Former members[edit]

Publication City State Status
Boston Phoenix Boston MA Publication discontinued
Portland Phoenix Portland ME Publication discontinued
Providence Phoenix Providence RI Publication discontinued
Las Vegas CityLife Las Vegas NV Publication discontinued

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax. Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Guidestar. December 31, 2014.
  2. ^ "Contact us". Retrieved November 7, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Zaragoza, Jason (July 26, 2011). "AAN Members Approve Name Change, Elect Zankowski As President". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "About AAN -". Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  5. ^ "AAN Publications". Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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