Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

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Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing (Atlanta) front page.jpg
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) SouthComm
Publisher Sharry Smith
Founded 1972
Headquarters 115 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Suite 301
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
 United States
Circulation 80,000 [1]
ISSN 08898685

Creative Loafing is a U.S. city newsweekly serving the Atlanta metropolitan area covering local news, politics, arts, entertainment, food, music and events. Its weekly print circulation is 80,000, and its cumulative readership in print and through the website over a four-week period is 535,778 according to The Media Audit survey from Aug. - Sept. 2013.

Founded in 1972, the paper was purchased by SouthComm in 2012.[2]

Creative Loafing’s publisher is Sharry Smith, a 20-plus year veteran of the newspaper. Prior to becoming the publisher of CL Atlanta, Smith held ad director and publisher positions at Creative Loafing Tampa.

CL Atlanta's current editor is Debbie Michaud. [3]


  1. ^ "Creative Loafing (Atlanta)". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  2. ^ Celeste, Eric (2012-07-03). "Nashville-based media company SouthComm acquires Creative Loafing Atlanta and Washington City Paper". Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  3. ^ Blau, Max. "STAFF | Creative Loafing Atlanta". Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

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