Riverfront Times

Riverfront Times

Infobox Newspaper
name = Riverfront Times

caption = The June 26, 2008 edition of
the "Riverfront Times"
type = Weekly newspaper
format = Tabloid
foundation = 1977
ceased publication =
price = Free
owners = Village Voice Media
editor = Tom Finkel
circulation = 85,308 weekly
headquarters = Tivoli Building
6358 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
United States
website = [http://riverfronttimes.com/ riverfronttimes.com]

The "Riverfront Times" (also known as the RFT) is an alternative newsweekly in St. Louis, Missouri that consists of local politics, music, arts and dining news in the print edition and daily updates to blogs and photo galleries on its Web site. The paper and Web site also feature a weekly syndicated column by sex advice writer Dan Savage.


The paper was founded in 1977 by Ray Hartmann who sold the newspaper in 1998 to New Times. In 2006, New Times Media took on the Village Voice Media name after merging with them. The paper has a weekly circulation of approximately 85,308 copies.cite web|accessdate=2008-09-16|url=http://aan.org/alternative/Aan/ViewCompany?oid=oid%3A77|title= Association of Alternative Newsweeklies|publisher=Association of Alternative Altweeklies ]

The paper has received considerable recognition, including more than three dozen awards from the Missouri Press Association,Fact|date=October 2007 along with the group's Gold Cup.Fact|date=October 2007 It is widely distributed at various locations around the St. Louis area.


External links

* [http://www.riverfronttimes.com RFT website]
* [http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2002-05-22/news/a-farewell-reflection/ Ray Hartmann's Farewell Reflection]
* [http://riverfronttimes.com/bestof RFT's annual Best Of St. Louis section]

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