Columbus Alive is a free, weekly magazine that first published in is part of Dispatch Magazines and published by GateHouse Media. This year, many of Alive's cover stories have been recognized by The Press Club of Cleveland for Excellence in Journalism. 

The editor of Columbus Alive is Andy Downing.



Where can I send a press release?

Please email press releases for Columbus Alive to Andy Downing at adowning@columbusalive.com.


Where can I send a letter to the editor?

Please email letters to Andy Downing at adowning@columbusalive.com.




Where can I access ColumbusAlive.com?

Via web browsers on any desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.


Which browsers work best for viewing ColumbusAlive.com?

For best results, use the latest version of Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer.


Is ColumbusAlive.com available on mobile and tablet devices?

Yes, ColumbusAlive.com is available on web browsers on smartphones and tablets. We do not currently have any apps.


Do I need a subscription to access content on ColumbusAlive.com? No, we do not require readers to create an online account at this time.


When is content from the print magazine posted online?

Content from each week’s print issue is available online every Thursday.





Where can I pick up a copy of Columbus Alive?

Copies of Columbus Alive are available at local CVS, Kroger and other locations. To search newsstand locations click here.





How do I purchase a PDF reprint of a particular story or stories?

Our PDFs are intended for online use and small reprint jobs. Please fill out our PDF reprints form here and return form with payment to:

Dispatch Magazines

Attn: Carla Kapp

5300 Crosswind Dr.

Columbus, OH 43228




How do I sign up for your enewsletter?

Our weekly enewsletter is sent to enewsletter subscribers every Thursday. Please enter your email in the form here to sign up.


I signed up for your newsletter—why am I not receiving it regularly?

Please check your junk folder. If the problem persists, please email eedwards@dispatch.com.


How can I follow Columbus Alive on social media?

You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Do your editors have social-media feeds? Where can I find them?

Yes, you can follow editor Andy Downing on Twitter at @andydowning33.




What events does Columbus Alive host?

Bands to Watch

Bands to Watch is an annual event when Columbus Alive features up-and-coming local musical acts by featuring a profile on each band in an issue at the end of January and followed by a free concert. For information about Bands to Watch sponsorship opportunities, please email Seth Rozen at srozen@dispatch.com.



What is Columbus Alive’s magazine’s circulation?

Columbus Alive releases 35,000 copies per week. 


What kind of advertising opportunities do you offer with Columbus Alive?

To learn more, please download Alive’s media kit.


Can my company sponsor one of your events?

Yes, we offer event sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Lauren Reinhard for event sponsorship requests.




I would like to purchase a photo that ran in the magazine. What is your policy?

Photos are available to purchase for personal use, but not for marketing- or advertising-related purposes. For more information, please contact Tim Johnson at tjohnson@dispatch.com


Can you send a photographer to cover our event?

Yes, our photographers cover charitable events for inclusion in the magazine each month. Please contact Tim Johnson at tjohnson@dispatch.com.


Thank you for visiting ColumbusAlive.com. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please call (614) 221-2449.