• 523 Western Ave., Ste. 1
  • Albany, New York 12203
  • Phone: (518) 463-2500
  • Fax: (518) 463-3712 (administrative/sales) or (518) 463-3726 (editorial)
  • Circulation: 38,000 (as of December 2013 - figure submitted by publisher)
  • Publication Day: Every Thursday
  • Market Served: Capital Region of New York State and adjacent western Massachusetts
  • National Advertising: Alternative Weekly Network
Metroland was founded in 1978 as a monthly entertainment guide; a year and a half later it went weekly, continuing to focus primarily on arts, entertainment and lifestyles. In September 1986, Metroland reinvented itself as a full-fledged alternative newsweekly, offering incisive news and political reporting and provocative opinion along with the in-depth arts coverage its readers had come to expect each week. Within a year, the paper's efforts were rewarded with admission into AAN.

Since then, Metroland has continued to grow, now circulating 40,000 copies and averaging about 72 pages a week. The paper's mission is to maintain a fiercely independent voice on local, regional and national issues; to provide depth on stories the mainstream media merely gloss over; to enrich readers' understanding and appreciation of arts and culture; to challenge readers to constantly rethink their assumptions about their lives, communities and society as a whole.
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Recent AAN Awards

2009 Arts Criticism, 1st Place (Circulation Below 50000) by Meisha Rosenberg
2007 News Story-Long Form, 3rd Place (Circulation Below 55000) by Rick Marshall
2006 Column, 1st Place (Circulation Below 50000) by Miriam Axel-Lute
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 18-34 (37.7%)
 25-49 (54.0%)
 25-54 (64.7%)

 F: 54%
 M: 46%
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Source: Media Audit, Spring 2003


Title Name Email address*
Editor and Publisher Stephen Leon ---
Associate Publisher Lisa Whalen ---
Art Director John Bracchi ---
Associate Editor Kathryn Lange ---
Circulation Manager Michelle Rathke ---
Arts Editor Shawn Stone ---
Classified Sales Coordinator Shannon M. Dowen ---
Production Manager Kim Hugo ---
Production Artist Alicia Solsman ---
Production Artist Trevor Paul ---
Sales Coordinator Corin Stewart ---
Marketing Director Melissa Bunning ---
Senior Account Executive Ted Etoll ---
Classified Ad Manager Mari Matsuo ---
Account Executive Alay Medina ---

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Metroland  |  Stephen Leon  |  12-04-2014  |  Commentary

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