About Us

Welcome to the Antioch Herald

Starting a newspaper in this day and age and in this economy is not easy. But we feel that Antioch, a thriving city of more than 100,000 people, deserves its own newspaper that is of, by and for the people, places, events and activities of Antioch, California.

Because it is a financial challenge to launch a newspaper, we started off online initially. But now the print edition is sent at the beginning of the month to every mailbox in almost every residence and business in Antioch. We hope eventually to expand to twice a month – with the support from advertisers and readers who support those advertisers.

After a five-year hiatus from newspaper publishing, the team that brought you the first city-wide, direct-mailed newspaper is back, with the same leadership and some of our same writers, plus new staff, as well. With 28,000 circulation each month, including 27,000 by mail and 1,000 copies distributed in racks and stacks around town, the Antioch Herald is Antioch’s only city-wide newspaper.

But, with a limited staff, we depend on your help. Please send us letters to the editor, news tips, articles, article ideas, photos, press releases, etc. If something interesting is going on in your neighborhood, school, church, workplace, club and elsewhere, let us and your fellow residents know. We’re here for you. This is your paper and news site. We appreciate your participation in providing our residents information about Antioch they might not find elsewhere.

Please send your items to editor@antiochherald.com.

Allen Payton
Publisher & Editor
(925) 457-5324

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3 Comments to “About Us”

  1. Chris says:

    I like this Idea of a new paper and hope it works out, we need better local coverage than the paper I work for provides

  2. I love the return of a local newspaper. One suggestion, for the online copy. Set up a way to either automatically send copies to emails (per request) or an auto reminder that the online edition is now available (per request.) Including the option for no hard copy, even.

    I love the paper being back, but i really don’t want a hard copy. I will read it online, ads and all. Thank you.

    • Publisher says:

      Ms. Grimes,
      Thank you for your kind words. We’re glad you like the news and information the Herald provides. Thank you also for the taking the time to offer your suggestions.

      However, because we currently are delivered as an insert inside the Monthly Grapevine, and plan to eventually mail to every postal customer in Antioch, you will continue to receive a free hard copy in the mail.

      Also, since we update our site as we receive news and information – with many more articles than are in the monthly print edition, if you will simply subscribe for free at the top of the page by clicking on the Daily Email Update and providing your email address.

      Please keep reading and be sure to use a coupon or two from our advertisers!

      Thank you.

      Allen Payton

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