The Richmond Free Press penetrates Richmond’s African-American community every week with an audited circulation of more than 35,000 and a readership of more than 135,000. Each copy of the Free Press is read and passed on to no fewer than four readers throughout the week following its publication.


The Richmond Free Press is a controlled circulation newspaper. It is distributed free of charge – with the dual capacity of reaching its desired readers with credibility and influence while penetrating market at a level that proves beneficial to advertisers. Distribution is Thursday morning through newsstands and newspaper boxes located throughout the metropolitan area at selected bus stops, churches, government buildings, the airport, colleges, grocery stores, drug stores and other high traffic locations convenient to readers.