With roots among the counterculture publications of the 1960s, alternative newspapers have evolved tremendously since that time. The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies counts 118 members and a collective readership or over 19 million.

More information on alternative newspapers is available from:

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
1020 Sixteenth Street, NW
Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 20036-5702
202.822.0929 (Fax)
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Adam Ebbin, Director of Marketing and Media Relations
Jimmy Askew, Marketing Assistant
Richard Karpel, Executive Director

From this organization you can obtain a directory, which includes addresses, telephone numbers, and staff information, as well as helpful circulation and demographic data. The cost of this directory is $25. Please contact the office for more information.


Alternative Press Center
P.O. Box 33109
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 243-2471

This organization produces the quarterly Alternative Press Index, a selection of articles indexed by subject.