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Miami New Times

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Miami New Times
TypeAlternative weekly
Owner(s)Voice Media Group
PublisherAdam Simon
EditorTom Finkel
Founded1987; 37 years ago (1987)[1] (as New Times Media)
Headquarters3050 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 901
Miami, Florida, 33137
Circulation31,250 (December 2018)[2]
The Miami New Times headquarters in the Edgewater section of Miami

The Miami New Times is a newspaper published in Miami, Florida, United States, and distributed every Thursday. It primarily serves the Miami metropolitan area, and is headquartered in Miami's Wynwood Art District.[3]



It was acquired by Village Voice Media, then known as New Times Media, in 1987, when it was a fortnightly newspaper called the Wave.[4] The paper has won numerous awards,[5] including a George Polk Award for coverage of the Major League steroid scandal in 2014[6] and first place in 2008 among weekly papers from the Investigative Reporters and Editors for stories about the Julia Tuttle Causeway sex offender colony.[7] In 2010, the paper garnered international attention[8] when it published a story by Brandon K. Thorp and Penn Bullock which revealed that anti-gay activist George Alan Rekers had hired a male prostitute to accompany him on a trip to Europe.[9]

In September 2012, Village Voice Media executives Scott Tobias, Christine Brennan, and Jeff Mars bought Village Voice Media's papers and associated web properties from its founders and formed Voice Media Group.[10]

Author Steve Almond is a former writer for the Miami New Times.[11] Former Two Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell is a columnist for the paper.[12]


  1. ^ "About New Times". Denver, Colorado: New Times Inc. Archived from the original on October 12, 1999.
  2. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2018. Archived from the original on January 23, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "About Us Archived 2018-09-01 at the Wayback Machine". Miami New Times. Retrieved on October 3, 2009.
  4. ^ "New Times, Inc. – Company History". FundingUniverse. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  5. ^ "Journalism Awards Archived 2010-12-24 at the Wayback Machine." Village Voice Media. Retrieved on December 31, 2010.
  6. ^ Strouse, Chuck (February 17, 2014). "New Times Tim Elfrink Wins George Polk Award". Miami New Times. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  7. ^ 2007 IRE Award winners Archived 2009-10-12 at the Wayback Machine." IRE. Retrieved on December 31, 2010.
  8. ^ How Did the Miami New Times Catch George Rekers with a Rentboy? Archived 2010-07-18 at the Wayback Machine. Gawker. Retrieved on December 31, 2010.
  9. ^ Thorp, Brandon K.; Bullock, Penn (2010-05-13). "How George Alan Rekers and his Rent-boy got Busted by New Times". Miami New Times. Archived from the original on 2014-06-07. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
  10. ^ "Village Voice Media Execs Acquire The Company's Famed Alt Weeklies, Form New Holding Company". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Miami New Times site search, 'Subject: Robert Andrew Powell'". Miami New Times. Archived from the original on 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  12. ^ Kuperstein, Adam (April 7, 2011). "Luther Campbell's Run for Mayor is No Joke". NBC 6 South Florida. Retrieved November 4, 2019.