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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Occupation Professional/ Managerial:

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Source: Mediamark Research Inc., April 2003


Title Name Email address*
Publisher Amy Austin ---
Editor Mike Madden ---
Business Development Manager Sheila Alexander-Reid ---
Webmaster Jim Gumm ---
Web Programmer and Online Strategist Will A. Mitchell ---
Staff Photographer Darrow Montgomery ---
Network Administrator Brian Nelson ---
Managing Editor Jonathan L. Fischer ---
Design Director Brooke Hatfield ---
Art Director Carey Jordan ---
Circulation and Audience Development Manager Molly Claire McGinley ---
film critic Tricia Olszewski ---
Creative Director Jandos Rothstein ---
Staff Writer Will Sommer ---
Staff Writer, Housing Complex Aaron Wiener ---

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Recent Articles

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Sex in restrooms is a fact of restaurant life. And while D.C. may have a reputation as a buttoned-up town, restaurant and bar owners know better.
Washington City Paper  |  Jessica Sidman  |  04-21-2014  |  Sex

No Place Like Home

D.C.'s population of homeless families exploded this winter. Why wasn't the city ready?
Washington City Paper  |  Aaron Wiener  |  03-17-2014  |  Homelessness
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Recent Blog Posts

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser opposes Vince Gray's school boundary changes. [Housing Complex, Post, WAMU] Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander endorses Robert White in the at-large race. [LL] While...
Washington City Paper  |  08-27-2014  |  Loose Lips

The Needle: Ride Sabotaging

Playing Nice: Here is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft. It includes equipping independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards, and brand...
Washington City Paper  |  08-26-2014  |  City Desk

Boston and Worcester Drivers Best D.C. as the Worst

The good news: D.C. doesn't have the worst drivers in the country. The bad news: We're pretty darn close to having the...
Washington City Paper  |  08-26-2014  |  City Desk
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