Where it all began…
Pamela Polston and Paula Routly never planned to start a business. The two arts editors launched Burlington-based newsweekly Seven Days in 1995 after their former paper was sold out from under them. They began with a staff of six and a circulation of 12,000.
They believed Vermonters were ready for a smart, edgy and locally owned alternative to the mainstream media, and their instincts proved to be right. The company now employs more than 60 people who produce several print publications, as well as numerous events, email newsletters and a weekly web video series that’s racked up millions of views on YouTube.
With a print circulation of 35,000 copies a week — and a substantial digital readership — Seven Days has become an essential source for Vermont news, views and culture.
We’re Committed to Local Journalism
has received many local, regional and national awards for its journalism and business practices. Here are just a few.
- First Place, New England Newspaper of the Year, 2020 (New England Newspaper and Press Association)
- First Place, National Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, 2020 (Radio Television Digital News Association)
- NENPA Hall of Fame, 2015 (New England Newspaper and Press Association)
- “10 Newspapers That Do It Right,” 2013 (Editor & Publisher)
- Business of the Year, 2000 and 2008 (Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Burlington Business Association)
"Seven Days plays a central and growing role in fulfilling the collective responsibility of the press: to provide skeptical but unbiased coverage of those who govern us; to expose their failings and follies; and to shine a spotlight on emerging political and social issues."
Former Burlington Free Press editor Candace Page, nominating Paula Routly and Pamela Poston for the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame
"In the rural state of Vermont, the independent weekly Seven Days is moving the needle by expanding in ways that allow for repurposing and repackaging smart, lively content..."
Kristina Ackermann, Editor & Publisher, 2013
"Kudos to the New Yorker of the North!"
Vermont Press Association judge for the General Excellence category, 2013
Seven Days readers are active and educated individuals, most of whom live within an hour and a half of Burlington. They love to eat, attend cultural events and shop. Nearly two-thirds are female. They’re loyal, and they buy local. It doesn’t get better than that.
Weekly Print Readership
Weekly Digital Readership
Based on a 12-month average of unique web visitors as of May 1, 2022
Includes all Seven Days newsletters, Kids VT “Wee-Mail” and Vermont Tech Jam News
Vermont's award-winning, free weekly newspaper covers local news, food, arts and life.More Info
This supplement to Seven Days is filled with articles on home design, DIY decorating and real estate.More Info
Seven Daysies Magazine
The annual All the Best magazine reveals the winners of the coveted Seven Daysies readers' choice awards.More Info
7 Nights Magazine
Seven Days' annual dining guide includes the most comprehensive list of restaurants, breweries, vineyards and cideries in Vermont.More Info
Seven Days' Staytripper is the road map to rediscovering Vermont.More Info
Newcomers learn about Burlington's best food, shopping, nightlife and outdoor adventures in Seven Days' annual field guide to the city.More Info
A digital campaign will extend your print advertising to Seven Days’
online audience. From newsletter ads to section takeovers on our website, choose innovative ways to deliver your message.
Seven Days Jobs is a popular and trusted recruitment tool. The online job board and corresponding print section feature 100+ job postings each week.
Seven Days Tickets is a full-service ticket system with tons of advanced features. It’s completely free for event organizers — our very low service fees are charged to the ticket buyer. It’s the perfect solution for managing tickets for your next general-admission fundraiser, sporting event, play or concert.
Events + Promotions
Our events are designed to engage our readers and activate interest in local businesses through fun and interactive promotions. Ask your account executive about sponsorship opportunities.