Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

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Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing (Atlanta) front page.jpg
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Eason family
Publisher Sharry Smith
Founded 1972
Language English
Headquarters 115 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Suite 301
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
United States
Circulation 70,000 [1]
ISSN 0889-8685

Creative Loafing is a U.S. city monthly paper serving the Atlanta metropolitan area covering local news, politics, arts, entertainment, food, music and events. Its weekly print circulation is 70,000, and its cumulative readership in print is 477,000 according to Scarborough Feb 2014 - Jan 2015 study, and the website draws nearly 500,000 visitors monthly according to Google Analytics.

Founded in 1972 by Debbie Eason, the paper was purchased by SouthComm Communications in 2012.[2] In 2017, SouthComm sold the paper to Ben Eason.[3]

Creative Loafing’s publisher is Sharry Smith, a 25-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.



  1. ^ "Creative Loafing (Atlanta)". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Archived from the original on 2006-06-17. 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. ^ Creative Loafing Atlanta Acquired by Ben Eason
  4. ^ Blau, Max. "STAFF | Creative Loafing Atlanta". Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

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