Association of Alternative Newsmedia

Association of Alternative Newsmedia
Abbreviation AAN
Formation 1978 (1978)
Legal status 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization[1]
Headquarters Traverse City, Michigan, United States[1]
Region served
metropolitan areas in 42 states, Washington D.C., 4 Canadian Provinces
Alternative Weekly Newspapers
Blair Barna[1]
Interim Executive Director
Jason Zaragoza [2]
Affiliations Alternative Newsweekly Foundation[1]
Revenue (2014)
Expenses (2014) $796,491[1]
Employees (2014)
Mission Helps member papers grow and flourish, promotes editorial excellence among members, facilitates access to information to raise level of professional and business performance, supports member marketing and advertising efforts, increases awareness of the alternative press, and advocates the interests of the industry.[1]
Formerly called
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN), formerly known as the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, is a trade association of alternative weekly newspapers in North America. It was founded in 1978 in Seattle, Washington, with 30 newspapers from America's largest cities. Today, it provides services to a large number of generally liberal or progressive weekly newspapers across the United States and in Canada. The association is made up of 131 newspapers which are published in 42 states, Washington D.C., and four Canadian provinces.[3] States not represented are Alaska, Delaware, Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, and West Virginia[4]

In July 2011, the organization's name was changed from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies to the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, by a vote of members attending the group's annual meeting.[5]

AAN also operates—a Web portal that highlights the best news stories, features, arts criticism and political commentary from its member newspapers.


Arkansas Times Little Rock AR30,087
Artvoice Buffalo NY65,000
The Athens News Athens OH18,018
The Austin Chronicle Austin TX91,051
Baltimore City Paper Baltimore MD80,000
Birmingham Weekly Birmingham AL25,000
Black & White Birmingham AL27,000
Boise Weekly Boise ID30,000
Boston's Weekly Dig Boston MA40,000
Boulder Weekly Boulder CO25,000
Charleston City Paper Charleston SC40,000
Chicago Reader Chicago IL100,000
Chico News & Review Chico CA36,957
Cincinnati CityBeat Cincinnati OH40,000
City Newspaper Rochester NY39,193
City Pages (Twin Cities) Minneapolis MN92,000
Cityview Des Moines IA29,618
Cleveland Scene Cleveland OH52,000
The Coast Halifax NS22,384
Colorado Springs Independent Colorado Springs CO36,000
Columbia Free Times Columbia SC35,823
Creative Loafing Atlanta GA96,654
Creative Loafing (Charlotte) Charlotte NC47,066
Creative Loafing (Tampa) Tampa FL49,862
C-Ville Weekly Charlottesville VA24,507
Dallas Observer Dallas TX82,943
East Bay Express Oakland CA49,766
Easy Reader Hermosa Beach CA57,000
Eugene Weekly Eugene OR40,123
Fairfield County Weekly New Haven CT30,000
Fast Forward Weekly Calgary AB27,179
Flagpole Magazine Athens GA14,825
Folio Weekly Jacksonville FL45,046
Fort Worth Weekly Fort Worth TX47,500
Gambit Weekly New Orleans LA40,000
The Georgia Straight Vancouver BC119,971
Hartford Advocate Hartford CT45,000
Honolulu Weekly Honolulu HI36,142
Houston Press Houston TX82,737
Illinois Times Springfield IL29,958
Independent Weekly (NC) Durham NC43,014
The Independent Weekly (Lafayette, La.) Lafayette LA15,000
Inland Empire Weekly Corona CA30,000
Isthmus Madison WI54,947
Ithaca Times Ithaca NY20,079
Jackson Free Press Jackson MS17,000
JH Weekly Jackson WY12,000
LA Weekly Culver City CA174,011
Lagniappe Mobile AL25,000
Lansing City Pulse Lansing MI20,000
Las Vegas CityLife Las Vegas NV72,206
Las Vegas Weekly Henderson NV62,682
LEO Weekly Louisville KY30,000
Long Island Press Syosset NY80,726
Maui Time Weekly Wailuku HI18,000
Memphis Flyer Memphis TN51,615
Metro Pulse Knoxville TN38,250
Metro Silicon Valley San Jose CA70,000
Metro Spirit Augusta GA18,071
Metro Times Detroit MI74,839
Metroland Albany NY40,000
Miami New Times Miami FL69,501
Missoula Independent Missoula MT21,818
Monday Magazine Victoria BC38,445
Monterey County Weekly Seaside CA36,000
Montreal Mirror Montreal QC68,888
Mountain Xpress Asheville NC28,377
Nashville Scene Nashville TN48,714
New Haven Advocate New Haven CT43,884
New Times Broward-Palm Beach Ft Lauderdale FL53,480
New York Press New York NY22,310
Newcity Chicago IL50,000
North Bay Bohemian Santa Rosa CA29,925
North Coast Journal Eureka CA20,000
Now Toronto ON110,552
Nuvo Indianapolis IN42,050
OC Weekly Costa Mesa CA69,684
Oklahoma Gazette Oklahoma City OK53,500
Orlando Weekly Orlando FL40,000
The Other Paper Columbus OH46,255
The Pacific Northwest Inlander Spokane WA48,500
Pacific Sun San Rafael CA31,000
Palo Alto Weekly Palo Alto CA37,000
Pasadena Weekly Pasadena CA30,076
Philadelphia City Paper Philadelphia PA78,625
Philadelphia Weekly Philadelphia PA89,046
Phoenix New Times Phoenix AZ91,023
The Pitch Kansas City MO45,000
Pittsburgh City Paper Pittsburgh PA69,285
The Portland Mercury Portland OR39,353
The Pulse Chattanooga TN15,000
Random Lengths News San Pedro CA22,500
The Reader Omaha NE18,500
Reno News & Review Reno NV26,584
The Riverfront Times St. Louis MO76,597
Sacramento News & Review Sacramento CA76,000
Salt Lake City Weekly Salt Lake City UT60,000
San Antonio Current San Antonio TX40,678
San Diego CityBeat San Diego CA38,788
San Diego Reader San Diego CA162,743
San Francisco Bay Guardian San Francisco CA106,708
San Luis Obispo New Times San Luis Obispo CA38,953
Santa Barbara Independent Santa Barbara CA40,000
Santa Cruz Weekly Santa Cruz CA33,000
Santa Fe Reporter Santa Fe NM20,642
Seattle Weekly Seattle WA84,203
See Magazine Edmonton AB21,720
Seven Days Burlington VT36,000
SF Weekly San Francisco CA85,046
Shepherd Express Milwaukee WI60,192
The Source Weekly Bend OR14,635
The Stranger Seattle WA80,992
Style Weekly Richmond VA35,425
Syracuse New Times Syracuse NY34,537
The Texas Observer Austin TX8,500
Tucson Weekly Tucson AZ45,583
Urban Tulsa Weekly Tulsa OK31,819
Valley Advocate Northampton MA40,923
Ventura County Reporter Ventura CA30,480
The Village Voice New York NY197,098
Vue Weekly Edmonton AB25,915
Washington City Paper Washington DC71,030
Wausau City Pages Wausau WI15,517
Weekly Alibi Albuquerque NM42,848
Westword Denver CO81,866
Willamette Week Portland OR90,000
Worcester Magazine Worcester MA33,950
Yes! Weekly Greensboro NC43,000

Former Members

Publication City State Status
Boston Phoenix Boston MA Printing Discontinued
Portland Phoenix Portland ME Printing Discontinued
Providence Phoenix Providence RI Printing Discontinued


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Guidestar. December 31, 2014.
  2. "Contact us". Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  3. About AAN
  5. Zaragoza, Jason (July 26, 2011). "AAN Members Approve Name Change, Elect Zankowski As President". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
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