About us

The Alice Springs News is in its 27th year of publication, and with the closure of the Murdoch Centralian Advocate earlier this year we are the only local newspaper in Alice Springs.

We have Google Analytics statistics going back to January 2017. The latest was for 30 days to July 10, 2020: 188,078 page views, 23,827 individual readers, 45,599 sessions, bounce rate 2.89%.

We’ve had 23,849 readers comments since 2011. We provide a searchable story archive of seven million words going back to 1998. We are one of Australia’s oldest online newspapers. 

(We have recently upgraded the appearance of the News and the Google Analytics algorithm is yet to adjust to the new site.)

We founded the News in 1994 as the largest circulation independent newspaper in the Northern Territory of Australia, dedicated to fearless reporting of a high quality, and in strict compliance with the Journalistic Code of Ethics.

If you would like to support our independent journalism you can contribute by clicking here.

Our generous supporters help us to cover our expenses and expand our reporting on topics that matter.

The Alice Springs News is still free, and offers outstanding advertising opportunities.

The publication manager is Media Choice, Alice Springs, Australia.


Phone our news office at  0418 890040 or email erwin@alicespringsnews.com.au

Snail mail: PO Box 1613 ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871.

Editor: Erwin Chlanda

Senior writer: Kieran Finnane

The News appeared each Thursday in the Alice Springs region, with a circulation of 11,500, distributed free of charge, and relying on advertising for its income.

We founded the Alice Springs News Online 1997 and as one of the world’s first newspapers on the web. Our online edition steadily grew in popularity, partly because of its archive of now more than seven million words, a sought-after resource about the region for visitors, businesses and researchers.

By March 2011 the online readership had well and truly surpassed the print edition readership, in a clear trend of the news reading public inexorably drifting to the web: We closed the paper edition.

We update our news section several times a day. We have a fully searchable story archive.

We are also committed to giving our readers a say: We’ve published more than 24,500 comments from them since 2011, and a large number of Letters to the Editor.

We perform an important social and community function.

Our dispute resolution process provides for:–

• Conversation with the complainant.

• Correction, if appropriate.

• Agreement of putting the issue before an arbitrator of mutual choice.

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.