March 12, 2007

Growth in Alternative News Weeklies

Circulation of AAN Member Publications
1989 2.6
1990 3.1
1992 4
1993 4.6
1994 5
1995 5.2
1996 6.2
1997 6.7
1998 7
1999 7.3
2000 7.7
2001 7.7
2002 7.5
2003 7.3
2004 7.5
2005 7.6
2006 7.5

Alternative weekly newspapers have become a growth industry. Unlike general interest daily papers, since 1989 the readership of these papers–with their long stories, personals, entertainment-and-culture coverage and listings–have grown steadily.