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What is The Southwester?

The Southwester is a neighborhood paper serving the Southwest and Capitol Riverfront area of Washington, DC. It acts as a vehicle for disseminating news and information to the local residents. It is the cement which binds this neighborhood and is a community bulletin board.

Southwester Issues Online!

We are pleased to offer issues of The Southwester online in PDF (Portable Document Format). PDF allows documents to be converted into a readable document retaining its format and images in virtually all browsers. To read PDF, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may download it free at Adobe's website.

The Southwester Newspaper


Archived Southwester Newspaper

The archives contain stories from The Southwester dating from June 1999, when the newspaper was first made available online. Issues are available in various formats -- text only, HTML and PDF, reflecting changing techonology.

There is no fee to search The Southwester archives. These archives are provided by as a service to its residents and viewers and may be used for informational purposes only. The Southwester, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, Inc. and its affiliates assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in the archives. All material appearing on are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other laws and are the property of The Southwester, and SWNA or the party credited as the provider of the content.

How to Submit Articles to Southwester

Southwester Staff:

  • Editor Emeritus: Dale MacIver
  • Coeditors: Tiffany Klaff and Erin Fitzgerald
  • Business Manager: Alan McCain
  • Editorial Staff: Andrea Pawley and Matthew Johnson
  • Arts and Culture: Elaine Graves
  • Education and Schools: Meg Brinckman
  • Local Interest: Thelma Jones
  • Distribution: Perry Klein
  • Design and Layout: Electronic Ink
  • Printer: Silver Communications

Deadline date varies with each month. Contact our office by e-mail at prior to sending your stories.

How to Advertise in the Southwester

Advertising Rates

For advertising information please e-mail We accept camera-ready ads in either jpeg or pdf formats.  Advertisers can pay at the time the ad is placed. Otherwise, we will invoice you after the ad has run. Remittance address for ad payments is:

The Southwester
P.O. Box 70131
Washington, DC 20024

How to Subscribe to Southwester

The Southwester is made available in orange street dispenser boxes throughout the neighborhood, in distribution racks in various apartment and condominium buildings, and in local businesses.

In the case of former Southwesters who have moved away, the Southwester can be mailed at a small cost for one year. However, we encourage potential subscribers to read the paper online -- they will get everything in the paper including photos, ads and layouts in color.


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