The Alice Springs News is in its 29th year of publication, and with the closure of the Murdoch Centralian Advocate in 2020 we are the only local newspaper in Central Australia.
We are redesigning our editorial focus from daily and brief reports to long form journalism focussing on background, analysis and investigation of our region’s major issues. For this we are assembling a team of writers, some long-term contributors, some new.
Our seven million word online archive goes back to 1998, is fully searchable and available 24/7.
Copies of earlier print editions are available in libraries.
Readers are continuing to send us comments or information for publication (see the right-hand column on our front page).
We are a platform for civilised and fearless debate.
Our previous peak circulation was 22,000 individual readers a month making 90,000 page views.
We’ve published some 26,000 readers’ comments since 2011.
We are one of Australia’s oldest online newspapers.
We founded the News as a print edition in 1994 as the largest circulation independent newspaper in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Editor Erwin Chlanda and Chief Reporter Kieran Finnane have together 70 years of reporting from and in Central Australia for local, national and international media in television and newspapers.
We strictly comply with the Journalistic Code of Ethics.
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The publication manager is Media Choice, Alice Springs, Australia.
THE ALICE SPRINGS NEWS IS ALICE SPRINGS OWNED AND OPERATED.
Phone our news office at 0418 890040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Snail mail: PO Box 1613 Alice Springs NT 0871.
Editor: Erwin Chlanda
Our “patch” is an area of a million square kilometres; 30% of the population is Aboriginal.
Like all our followers they read us on their mobile phones and tablets or other devices.
We also have a significant readership interstate and overseas.