Over fifty years ago a few publishers in New York State had the foresight to envision the bright future the free circulation industry had. They also recognized that the best avenue to success was the sharing of knowledge and experiences. Thus was born our association, Free Community Papers of New York. For over fifty years the members of FCPNY have been supporting each other, our industry, and the communities they serve.
Several years ago, a group of publishers realized that the support they gave to their communities and the readership their publications enjoyed was mirrored by other free circulation papers across the state. They joined forces to create a network of affordable and effective advertising that reaches all of New York State with just one phone call, one invoice, and one ad consultant. This network, Community Papers Advertising Network (CPAN), reaches over 5 million households with their classified ad program and over 6 million homes with their display ad program, each and every week. Yearly audits are conducted by certified auditing firms to verify circulation, receivership and readership. Over the past New York State receivership has consistently been above 96% and our readership an overwhelming 75%.
As an association, our mission is to unite and educate our members for their strength and prosperity.
We endeavor to enhance the quality and success of free community papers through education and networking by providing opportunities for discussion, investigation of common challenges and training programs designed for the betterment of all involved in the free paper industry.
Interested in becoming a member?
You will find detailed descriptions of the many benefits offered to our members throughout the pages of our Membership Brochure.
Interested in advertising in our statewide network?
You will find rates, circulation totals and guidelines in our CPAN Media Kit.