About Us

Dayton City Paper offers pages full of challenges to prevailing notions, investigations of local institutions and voices that are not those of the usual figureheads in the community. Our entertainment pages are filled with local talent — jazz musicians, filmmakers and musicians. The paper is unabashedly local, unashamedly grassroots and absolutely alternative. And the Dayton market loves it.

Dayton City Paper consistently delivers a valuable audience mix of professionals, community leaders and university students. This is an audience interested in our unique coverage of music, art and independent thought. These are readers that other print media wish they could have: professional women, young adults, the highly educated and those with high disposable incomes and the imagination to spend creatively.

Our commitment to provide quality readership, content and design unmatched in the market makes us indispensable to an ever-increasing number of readers and advertisers.

Markets Served: The Dayton City Paper is distributed free to well over 500+ pickup locations throughout the metropolitan Dayton region including Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Clayton, Englewood, Fairborn, Franklin, Huber Heights,  Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro, Springfield, Tipp City, Troy, Vandalia, West Carrollton, Xenia, Yellow Springs, and much more.   The paper can also be found at nearly every area library and institution of higher learning including (but not limited to) Antioch College, Antioch Midwest, Miami University, Sinclair Community College, Wright State University and the University of Dayton.  If you’re in charge of a business or wish to suggest a business at which you believe the Dayton City Paper should be distributed, please contact us via the email address below.

CIRCULATION: 18,000

READERSHIP: 132,000+

PUBLICATION DAY: Tuesday

CONTACT: 937.222.8855    e-mail: pr@daytoncitypaper.com
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