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 202.822.1955 202.822.0929 (Fax) http://aan.org
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.