The Atlanta Daily World is proud to be Georgia’s most distinguished and widely distributed African American weekly newspaper. Owned by Real Times Media, the Atlanta Daily World was founded August 5, 1928 and is the city’s oldest Black-owned newspaper. In its 88-year history, the ADW has reported news and content relevant to the vast and growing Black population in the metropolitan Atlanta area and beyond. As a corporation, Real Times Media is one of the largest producers of original content in the nation. Our properties include some of the oldest, most respected and renowned black newspapers and publications in the country. The Atlanta Daily World has developed an engaging portfolio of web and social media properties designed to meet the changing needs of our readers, while ensuring our presence and relevance within the Atlanta market.
Rooted within the Black community, the Atlanta Daily World has a rich history of community service, leadership and coverage of stories that are vital to the life of the community. As a publication the ADW has set the standard for black media and has continually developed innovative strategies to meet the demands of the evolving, technologically savvy consumer. As an award-winning newspaper, the ADW has received recognition from the Atlanta Association of Black Journalist, the Georgia Press Association and the regional and national offices of the Minority Enterprise Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Known across the United States, the ADW was founded as a daily newspaper and throughout the years has transitioned into one of the highest traffic Black newspapers in the United States.
- Most read African American newspaper in Georgia with over 1,000,000 monthly page views and 344,000 weekly web visitors.
- First black daily in the 20th century; first successful black daily ever.
- Largest network of black digital and Online newspapers in the U.S.
- Atlanta’s most trusted source for black news and entertainment relevant to the African American community.
- First black newspaper with Harry S. Alpin assigned White House correspondent in 1944.
- First black newspaper to have its’ name on a major airport newsstand when three Atlanta Daily World newsstands opened at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport in 2009.
- The oldest black newspaper in Atlanta, Georgia and the Southern United States’ most influential daily newspaper in the 20th century, founded August 5, 1928.
The newspaper has had the pleasure of chronicling Atlanta’s growth as an international city, as well as a national leader. The Atlanta Daily World takes pride in documenting the events that make us laugh, cry, and inspire us, as well as the events that affect our community and lives personally, socially, civically, and economically.
The Atlanta Daily World reaches almost every neighborhood of metro Atlanta’s extensive Black middle class. Anchored by a strong Online presence known as the Atlanta Daily World Digital Daily, the newspaper is one of the three highest volume newspapers in the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) network and averages 244,000 Online weekly visitors. Centered along the affluent Black communities on the city’s southwest side, the presence of the Atlanta Daily World’s geographic penetration has steadily expanded as Black baby-boomers from around country migrate into Atlanta’s suburbs as the city has emerged as a favorite destination for progressive millennials. These suburbs include DeKalb, Fulton, Alpharetta, Marietta, Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties. Additionally, as home to the largest consortium of historically Black colleges in the country, Atlanta offers an unprecedented array of highly skilled and educated Black professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, civil and business leaders, making Atlanta an integral part of Black news, culture, and entertainment.
The Atlanta Daily World received The 2007 UnityFirst.com Business World Summit Excellence Award in recognition of its “business leadership and willingness to make a difference” by example and inspiration. The ADW has also received the President’s Award from the Atlanta Branch NAACP. It has been recognized by the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta for keeping the business in the family for three generations. In 2002, the Atlanta Daily World was named Media of the Year by the Georgia Conference of NAACP chapters. In 2001, the paper was named Media of the Year by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.
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