About us

The Alice Springs News is in its 27th year of continuous publication.


We founded it 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.


We are by far the biggest written word medium in the region: About 25,000 individual people are reading about 280,000 pages a month. Google Analytics results to the accuracy of one are published monthly – see at right.


Our local population is 30% Aboriginal, many of whom read us on their mobile phones and tablets or other devices, in Alice Springs and around our million square kilometre patch in the centre of Austraia.


We also have significant readerships interstate and overseas.


We have comprehensive editorial policies and dispute resolution processes.


If you would like to support our independent journalism you can contribute to our fundraising campaign by clicking here. Our generous supporters help us to cover our expenses and expand our reporting on topics that matter.



The Alice Springs News has no paywall 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 initially 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.


In 1997 we became one of the nation’s first online newspapers, steadily growing in popularity, partly because of our archive of now more than seven million words, fully searchable. It is a sought-after resource about the region for visitors, business and researchers.


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


We update our news section several times a day.


We are also committed to giving our readers a say: We’ve published more than 23,500 comments from them since 2011, and a large number of Letters to the Editor.


We perform an important social and community function.


We are independent and locally owned.




Julie Chlanda





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A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor