The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) is a diverse group of 130 alt-weekly news organizations that cover every major metropolitan area in North America. Members of AAN reach a print and online audience of more than 25 million young, educated, active and influential adults in the U.S. and Canada. There are a wide range of publications in AAN. What ties them all together are point-of-view-reporting; the use of strong, direct language; a tolerance for individual freedoms and social differences; and an eagerness to report news that many mainstream media outlets would rather ignore. Listed below are some of the top Alternative Newsweeklies. Click on each link for more details on individual newspapers.