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Reaching young, educated and socially active adults throughout the U.S. is never easier than when you place your classified advertisement with the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Its combined circulation of 6.5 million places it ahead of publishing powerhouses Rolling Stone, People and Entertainment Weekly.

A focus on high-quality, local journalism that takes on issues, ideas and communities frequently ignored by the mainstream media make AAN publications must-reads for local trend setters. Available for free in coffee houses, clubs, restaurants and other popular, high-traffic venues, newspaper content includes local news, culture and arts presented in an informal, narrative and at times profane style. It's the perfect spot to place your classified ad when you want to reach young locals who are ready to buy.

Here are the numbers:

Alt-Weekly Demographics

  • Male >> 52%
  • Female >> 48%
  • Not Married >> 51%
  • 18-34 yrs >> 39%
  • 18-49 yrs >> 72%
  • 25-49 yrs >> 58%
  • Avg HH Income >> $64,120
  • Attended College or College Graduate >> 70%

*Source: 111-newspaper, 75-market Media Audit study

  • Circulation: 6.5 million
  • 130 publications in 42 states plus Washington D.C.
  • 25 words $975.00
  • Each additional word $45.00

Circulation: 1,190,282
Price: $350.00

Paper Location Circulation
Artvoice Buffalo, NY 55,000
Baltimore City Paper Baltimore, MD 80,000
Boston Phoenix Boston, MA 156,720
C-Ville Weekly Charlottesville, VA 24,507
City Newspaper Rochester, NY 39,193
Fairfield County Weekly New Haven, CT 30,000
Hartford Advocate Hartford, CT 42,817
Ithaca Times Ithaca, NY 20,079
Metroland Albany, NY 40,000
New Haven Advocate New Haven, CT 40,959
Philadelphia City Paper Philadelphia, PA 75,795
Philadelphia Weekly Philadelphia, PA 85,077
Pittsburgh City Paper Pittsburgh, PA 67,865
Seven Days Burlington, VT 34,960
Style Weekly Richmond, VA 36,827
Syracuse New Times Syracuse, NY 35,917
Valley Advocate Northampton, MA 36,670
The Village Voice New York, NY 189,462
Washington City Paper Washington, DC 71,030
Worcester Mag Worcester, MA 27,404



Circulation: 1,342,028
Price: $350.00

Paper City State
The Athens NEWS Athens, OH 18,018
Boise Weekly Boise, ID 31,000
Boulder Weekly Boulder, CO 25,000
Chicago Reader Chicago, IL 90,000
Cincinnati CityBeat Cincinnati, OH 40,000
City Pages (Twin Cities) Minneapolis, MN 88,062
Cityview Des Moines, IA 26,702
Cleveland Scene Cleveland, OH 44,711
Colorado Springs Independent Colorado Springs, CO 36,000
Eugene Weekly Eugene, OR 36,102
Illinois Times Springfield, IL 27,923
Isthmus Madison, WI 54,947
LEO Weekly Louisville, KY 29,800
Metro Times Detroit, MI 59,979
Missoula Independent Missoula, MT 21,818
NUVO Indianapolis, IN 42,050
Pacific Northwest Inlander Spokane, WA 51,000
The Pitch Kansas City, MO 44,373
The Reader Omaha, NE 18,500
Riverfront Times St. Louis, MO 75,237
Salt Lake City Weekly Salt Lake City, UT 60,000
Seattle Weekly Seattle, WA 77,929
Shepherd Express Milwaukee, WI 60,587
The Source Weekly Bend, OR 13,915
The Stranger Seattle, WA 80,992
Wausau City Pages Wausau, WI 15,517
Westword Denver, CO 81,866
Willamette Week Portland, OR 90,000



Circulation: 1,261,592
Price: $350.00

Paper City State
Chico News & Review Chico, CA 35,977
East Bay Express Oakland, CA 49,766
Easy Reader Hermosa Beach, CA 50,000
Honolulu Weekly Honolulu, HI 36,142
L.A. Weekly Culver City, CA 170,491
Maui Time Weekly Wailuku, HI 18,000
Metro Silicon Valley San Jose, CA 70,000
Monterey County Weekly Seaside, CA 36,000
North Bay Bohemian Santa Rosa, CA 29,925
North Coast Journal Eureka, CA 20,000
OC Weekly Costa Mesa, CA 69,730
Pacific Sun San Rafael, CA 31,000
Palo Alto Weekly Palo Alto, CA 37,000
Pasadena Weekly Pasadena, CA 29,038
Random Lengths News San Pedro, CA 22,500
Reno News & Review Reno, NV 27,531
Sacramento News & Review Sacramento, CA 74,723
San Diego Reader San Diego, CA 162,743
San Francisco Bay Guardian San Francisco, CA 65,000
San Luis Obispo New Times San Luis Obispo, CA 37,500
Santa Barbara Independent Santa Barbara, CA 40,000
Santa Cruz Weekly Santa Cruz, CA 33,000
SF Weekly San Francisco, CA 85,046
Ventura County Reporter Ventura, CA 30,480



Circulation: 1,265,045
Price: $350.00

Paper City State
Arkansas Times Little Rock, AR 29,000
Austin Chronicle Austin, TX 82,772
Charleston City Paper Charleston, SC 40,000
Columbia Free Times Columbia, SC 35,823
Creative Loafing (Atlanta) Atlanta, GA 90,038
Dallas Observer Dallas, TX 83,300
Flagpole Magazine Athens, GA 13,390
Folio Weekly Jacksonville, FL 41,334
Fort Worth Weekly Fort Worth, TX 46,528
Gambit New Orleans, LA 38,346
Houston Press Houston, TX 83,469
Independent Weekly (NC) Durham, NC 43,014
Jackson Free Press Jackson, MS 17,000
Las Vegas CityLife Las Vegas, NV 72,206
The Memphis Flyer Memphis, TN 51,615
Metro Pulse Knoxville, TN 30,000
Miami New Times Miami, FL 69,501
Mountain Xpress Asheville, NC 28,377
Nashville Scene Nashville, TN 45,461
Orlando Weekly Orlando, FL 36,673
Phoenix New Times Phoenix, AZ 91,157
The Pulse Chattanooga, TN 15,000
San Antonio Current San Antonio, TX 40,678
Santa Fe Reporter Santa Fe, NM 20,013
Tucson Weekly Tucson, AZ 45,583
Urban Tulsa Weekly Tulsa, OK 31,919
Weekly Alibi Albuquerque, NM 42,848