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Independent by the Numbers

(As of Sept. 13, 2021)

6,658: Number of articles published (since Oct. 25, 2012).

98: The number of print editions published (since April 2013: 96 monthlies, and two quarterlies).

4: The number of national journalism awards won by the Independent. (The 2015 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award for arts feature, third place; the 2017 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award for column writing, first place; the 2018 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award for beat reporting, third place; the 2019 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Award for column writing, honorable mention).

7: The number of awards the Independent won in the 2020 California Journalism Awards—including second place for general excellence in our category. It was the first year we ever entered the contest.

2: The number of newspapers that can claim to have the California’s best arts and entertainment coverage, according to the 2020 California Journalism Awards: The Independent (non-dailies) and the Los Angeles Times (dailies).

2: The number of employees the Independent has. (Yeah, we do a lot with a little.)

20: The number of regular-ish contributors the Independent has. (And they’re amazing.)