Cincinnati CityBeat

Cincinnati CityBeat is an independent local arts and issues publication covering the Cincinnati, Ohio area. It has the second largest readership in the Cincinnati area behind the daily Cincinnati Enquirer.

Cincinnati CityBeat
TypeAlternative weekly
Owner(s)Euclid Media Group
PublisherTony Frank
Headquarters811 Race St., 5th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States
Circulation30,000 (June 2014)[1]


CityBeat was founded in November 1994. It was backed by local entrepreneur Thomas Schiff and co-founded by John Fox, who left his editor position at Everybody's News (at that point Cincinnati's only print source for independent news) to start the paper. CityBeat has won numerous national, statewide and local journalism and design awards, most recently being named Best Weekly Paper in the state of Ohio in 2005 by the Society of Professional Journalists.

In 2012, CityBeat was acquired by SouthComm Communications.[2] In 2018, it was sold to Euclid Media Group.


CityBeat is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.


  1. "Cincinnati CityBeat". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  2. CityBeat Acquired by SouthComm

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