Dedicated to the "people who call DC home," this independent paper prints news, editorials, classifieds, events, and cartoons specifically relating to District issues and happenings.
The Corner Forum is a bi-weekly newsletter for people living or working in Northeast DC. It covers the neighborhood of the 1200 and 1300 blocks of E Street, the 400 and 500 blocks of 13th Street, and on Emerald Street or Duncan Place. It includes a calendar of nearby events, news, and short pieces of interest to those in the area.
DC Indymedia is an online outlet for local video, audio, print and photographic journalists to publish their work on the Internet and to collaborate. The result is an online news resource with in depth coverage of what's going on in the region with a focus on activism.
DC North is a monthly paper for the neighborhoods east of Rock Creek Park and west of the Anacostia River. The paper provides comprehensive coverage of news and events within its distribution area. Page long articles highlight nonprofit organizations and efforts; messages from the mayor and council members address current political issues; and articles explore locally owned stores and clubs. Shorter bytes in the Bulletin Board and calendar give a taste of everything else going on in the neighborhood. This top quality publication, along with the Hill Rag and East of the River, comprises the Capital Community News, Inc, providing extensive coverage of the eastern half of DC.
DC One Magazine
DC One is DC's magazine geared towards residents between the ages of 21 and 50. It is a full-color monthly that relishes celebrities, fashion, design, nightlife, dining, music, art, culture, movies, events, and shopping. This is DC's entertainment magazine.
DCWatch is an online magazine that covers local city politics and public affairs in DC. In addition to articles about political issues and politicians, DCWatch features resources for civic activists and background material on legislation and current events in DC. Their site includes the content of their current issue, archives, and an extensive paragraph of links to other new reports about DC available on the web.
District Chronicles is a weekly newspaper by and for the many college students who live here. Most of the articles are particular to students and cover college consortiums, university involvement in the community, and university sports. The events calendar details exhibits, nightlife, workshops, and tours for twenty-somethings. Editorials, news features, and music reviews also discuss local and national issues.
The Dupont Current is the Dupont Circle edition of the Current (which also have Northwest and Georgetown versions). The Newspapers, now in their 33rd year, report on a range of community and city issues, profile local residents, cover high school sports and list upcoming events, exhibits and plays. The Dupont Current focuses on information most relevant to the neighborhood around the Circle.
East of the River
East of the River is an impressive local paper that runs stories of particular relevance to residents east of the Anacostia River. While many are short, the articles provide an excellent way to learn about the many things happening in the community, and each provides contact information for further details. Read this paper for news, events, and interesting cultural sights. East of the River is a product of Capital Community News, the group also responsible for the Hill Rag and DC North. The group of papers is beginning to publish in-depth stories featuring a particular group somewhere in the city, as a way to bring together people from different communities. Check out any of these papers for top quality local coverage.
The Georgetown Current is one of the Current's three newspapers (joined by the Dupont and Northwest Currents), the city's only weekly neighborhood newspapers. This paper covers the news and upcoming events most relevant to Georgetown.
TheInTowner is a monthly paper serving the neighborhoods of Dupont, Scott, and Thomas, and Logan Circles, U Street and Shaw, the Pennsylvania Quarter, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Mt. Pleasant, Sheridan / Kalorama, and Woodley and Cleveland Parks. The paper covers community news, upcoming events, and current exhibitions. TheInTowner also features an item of local history.
Metro Weekly is a weekly paper for DC's gay community. Although it begins with a few articles about national politics, most of the paper is dedicated to entertainment. The paper includes pictures from past events, listings of upcoming events, and reviews of theater, film, and music. The Metro Weekly also features major events with more in-depth articles.
The Metropolitan Tribune is a monthly magazine geared towards the area's urban professionals. Most of the content relates to entertainment: music, books, restaurants, fashion, shopping, and sports. These articles are complemented by local news and political stories.
This weekly paper is targeted at the northwest portion of Northwest. The paper provides the latest news, crime reports, and ANC meeting minutes for the area as well as upcoming events. The Northwest Current also features local school news and high school sports.
Voice of the Hill
Voice of the Hill is the only neighborhood newspaper in DC that you can have delivered right to your door. Covering issues affecting Capitol Hill as well as the area from Gallaudet University to the Navy Yard and from the Capitol to the Stadium Armory Complex, this local paper is distributed on the fourth Friday of the month and is also available on their website in fulltext. In addition to reading the current issue online, you can also search their archives, view a calendar of area events, search a business directory, and post to a discussion board.
The Washington Blade is the most in-depth newspaper focused on the gay community of DC. Distributed since 1969, this weekly paper provides extensive local and national politics, as well as reviews of music, food, and cultural events, and a calendar of upcoming happenings. The Blade is an excellent starting point to research current issues - the bottom of each article lists contact information for several relevant organizations, and the paper contains an entire page of additional resources.
Washington City Paper
The City Paper is the largest local DC paper. While it is predictably critical, its criticism is usually warranted. The arts and events sections are excellent, and listings actually include places all over the city (and region). Check here for concerts, clubs, talks, theater, and "whatnot" events.
The newest local newspaper on the scene, the Washington Examiner is a tabloid-style daily newspaper with news articles focused on DC, MD, and VA. In addition to its core news stories, the paper offers up a variety of editorials and gossip columns as well as reviews of area restaurants. The paper targets a suburban and wealthy audience, but many of the stories are relevant to all local residents.
The Washington Informer is the DC area's weekly African-American paper. The paper covers local governments, school boards, and sports. Current business and health issues are also included. The Informer emphasizes editorials and opinions - in addition to an op-ed section, there is a commentary page and viewpoints of local residents.
The Washington Post is DC's paper with the largest national distribution. Balancing local, national, and international coverage, the printed version of this paper dedicates a few sections to local issues: the Metro section, weekly DC or county supplements, and the Weekend section. Online, the Washington Post also offers a local entertainment guide, mp3s of local musicians, a DC marketplace, and voter guides. The District online provides DC news articles, school news, volunteering, calendars, virtual tours, and other District resources.
The Washington Spark is a volunteer-run newspaper that focuses on issues particular to the DC area. It seeks to support non-mainstream, radical, progressive points of view while building community relationships and fostering social justice and change. The Spark is a fresh attempt (the first issue ran in July, 2004) at highlighting current events and activities in several District neighborhoods and providing information on local activism.
The Washington Sun is a weekly paper dedicated to equal rights and justice. Short articles on human rights issues, community service events, and volunteer opportunities comprise about half the content. The remaining articles preview upcoming artistic and cultural events throughout the region. One helpful feature of their calendar listings is the page of events for younger readers. The Washington Sun is distributed primarily through local churches.
The Times is DC's popular conservative outlet. Coverage of the District includes in depth profiles of local businesses. Beyond these excellent articles, the Times tends to focus on the region beyond District borders.
WOMO (Woman's Monthly)
WOMO is an independent monthly magazine for lesbian's in the DC area. The core of the publication is a calendar of upcoming special and weekly events. Listings include events over a two-month span. Organizations can also post announcements through WOMO. These listings are complemented by a few articles and opinions in each issue.