• PO Box 1772
  • Durham, North Carolina 27702
  • Phone: (919) 286-1972
  • Fax: (919) 286-4274
  • Circulation: 43,014 (as of December 2008)
  • Audited By: Verified Audit Circulation
  • Publication Day: Every Wednesday
  • Market Served: Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, NC
  • National Advertising: Alternative Weekly Network
  • Publishing Group: City of Roses Newspapers
Locally owned and independently published since 1983, the Independent Weekly covers the booming Triangle Area – including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Research Triangle Park – in the heart of North Carolina. Recently named the #1 City for Jobs in the U.S. (Forbes, Feb. 2007) and the #2 Best Place for Business and Careers (Forbes, May 2006) while boasting the highest per capita PhD population in the nation and, undoubtedly, the world, the Triangle consistently ranks in the Top 10 as one of the "Best Places To Live" in the nation (#4 on the latest CNN/Money survey). Home to a huge student population with three major universities – North Carolina State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke – within a "stone's throw" of each other as well as an affluent, educated and web-savvy general populace, the entire Triangle looks to us every Wednesday for insightful and influential news and arts coverage with an attitude – both in print and online. The Independent's reporters have won most of the major national investigative awards, including the George Polk Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Green Eyeshade Award for the South's best journalism and the Baltimore Sun's H.L. Mencken Writing Award. Our most recent national accolade was bestowed by the 2007 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism for the cover story "Dreams Deferred" (8/2/06 issue). In addition to our extensive weekly A&E and political coverage, we offer periodic Special Sections that complement our ongoing and notable music, film, visual arts, theater, dance and pop culture features loved and pored over by our loyal readers. These "must read" editions include "Dish" – a quarterly restaurant compendium; "Casa" – a twice-yearly look at area homes inside and out; plus our annual "Best of the Triangle," "Summer / Fall Guides," "Arts / Music / Citizen Awards," "Voting Guide" and "ACC Basketball Preview."
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2011 Arts Feature, 1st Place (Circulation Below 50000) by Grayson Currin
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2010 Arts Criticism, 2nd Place (Circulation Below 50000) by Amy White
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 18-24 (13.6%)
 25-34 (22.3%)
 35-44 (25.7%)
 45-54 (13.7%)

 F: 44.7%
 M: 55.3%
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Graduated College:
Occupation Professional/ Managerial:

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Source: Media Audit, Mar-Apr 2007


Title Name Email address*
Publisher Susan Harper ---
Editor Lisa Sorg ---
Associate Publisher Gloria Mock ---
Director of Sales Ruth Gierisch ---
Music Editor Grayson Currin ---
Classified Sales Supervisor Leslie Land ---
Web Content Manager Reed Benjamin ---
Staff Writer John H. Tucker ---

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