Washington City Paper

  • 1400 I St. NW, Suite 900
  • Washington, District of Columbia 20005
  • Phone: (202) 332-2100
  • Fax: (202) 332-8500
  • Circulation: 72,250 (as of June 2014)
  • Audited By: Verified Audit Circulation
  • Publication Day: Every Thursday
  • Market Served: Washington, D.C. and surrounding suburbs in Maryland and Virginia
  • National Advertising: Voice Media Group
  • Publishing Group: SouthComm, Inc.
In a city where a great deal of attention is focused on national affairs, Washington City Paper maintains a relentless emphasis on local Washington. City Paper serves as the definitive local guide to cultural and civic life in the District. Beyond helping people make the most of D.C., City Paper's dedication to groundbreaking reporting of local affairs reflects a strong commitment to the watchdog role of the alternative press. City Paper places serious emphasis on storytelling, employing some of the best writers in the industry.

A potent editorial mix, combined with elegant design and some of the lowest ad rates in AAN, has made City Paper one of the largest weeklies in the country. The paper's web site--washingtoncitypaper.com--is a music-intensive digital presence, giving additional visibility to the City Paper franchise. In a city that's home to the nation's opinion-makers, City Paper is Washington's authoritative local voice, engaging a well-defined demographic of young, active readers.
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Recent AAN Awards

2011 Innovation, 1st Place (Circulation Above 50000) by Alan Suderman, Dave McKenna, Lydia DePillis, Mike Madden, Jason Cherkis, Jonetta Rose Barras, Will A. Mitchell and Brooke Hatfield
2010 Blog (Group or Staff), 3rd Place (Circulation Above 50000) by Washington City Paper Staff
2010 Food Writing, Honorable Mention (Circulation Above 50000) by Tim Carman
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 18-34 (39.3%)
 25-49 (65.5%)

 F: 39.5%
 M: 60.5%
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Source: Mediamark Research Inc., April 2003


Title Name Email address*
Editor Steve Cavendish ---
Webmaster Jim Gumm ---
Staff Photographer Darrow Montgomery ---
Publisher Emeritus Amy Austin ---
Account Executive Lindsay Bowerman ---
Managing Editor Jonathan L. Fischer ---
Circulation and Audience Development Manager Molly Claire McGinley ---
film critic Tricia Olszewski ---
Creative Director Jandos Rothstein ---
Staff Writer Will Sommer ---

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Recent Articles

Gut Reaction

Fig & Olive is packed weeks after a salmonella outbreak, but the fallout is far from over.
Washington City Paper  |  Jessica Sidman  |  10-29-2015  |  Food+Drink

How Metro Spun the January Smoke Death

Documents obtained through an open records request show the agency and its consultants scrambling to respond to the January smoke incident—and, for some reason, keeping tabs on a critical Twitter account along the way.
Washington City Paper  |  Will Sommer  |  09-02-2015  |  Transportation
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Recent Blog Posts

Parents Group Asks City to Investigate How DCPS Picks School Lunch Vendors

Sources say Chartwells may not be out of the picture, despite whistleblower settlement...
Washington City Paper  |  05-12-2016  |  City Desk

Where and When To Express Your Feelings About D.C.’s Draft Constitution

The first meeting will take place tonight at Gallaudet University...
Washington City Paper  |  05-12-2016  |  City Desk

Jazz Setlist, May 12-18: Miles and Mary Lou

Tributes for Miles Davis and Mary Lou Williams and much more...
Washington City Paper  |  05-12-2016  |  Arts Desk
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