Rock Creek Free Press

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The Rock Creek Free Press
The Rock Creek Free Press
Type Monthly newspaper
Format Large format broadsheet
Owner(s) Independent
Publisher Matt Sullivan, Editor in Chief
Founded January 2007
Ceased publication September 2011
Headquarters Bethesda, Maryland
Circulation 20,000
ISSN 1937-2663

The Rock Creek Free Press was an American monthly alternative newspaper published in Washington, DC.


The Rock Creek Free Press was founded in Washington, DC, in 2007. The first issue was dated January 23, 2007, and was distributed at a large anti-war rally that day on the National Mall. The paper managed to publish only 5 issues in 2007 but began publishing monthly in December of that year. In 2008 The Rock Creek Free Press received a Project Censored award for publishing one of the 25 most censored stories of 2008.[1]

In September 2011, the staff of the Rock Creek Free Press announced that the paper would discontinue publication. [2]

Content and format[edit]

The Creek, as an alternative paper, was more focused on commentary and historical context than the reporting of day to day, or week to week events. Supporters of its editorial content described it as "anti-fascist". The paper's self-stated mission was to cover the stories it claimed the corporate-controlled media refuses to cover. The Creek frequently published stories regarding 'conspiracies' both current and historic. Topics covered included, the JFK assassination, the RFK assassination, the MLK assassination, the Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Gladio, 9/11 and other examples of what it claimed are False flag terrorism.


Published every month as a large format broadsheet, usually eight pages, the paper contained an average of 20 articles per issue. Regular features included articles about corporate media propaganda, with historical examples relevant to today.


The paper's circulation, of approximately 20,000 readers, made the Creek a mid-sized independent newspaper. Most of the paper's print run of over 13,000 copies was distributed free in and around Washington, DC. Publication of the paper was supported by more than 1,000 mail subscribers from all 50 states and over a dozen foreign countries.[3]


The Creek offered a PDF on-line version of every issue as soon as that issue went to press.


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