|Publisher||Da Capo Publishing|
Seven Days is an alternative weekly newspaper that is distributed every Wednesday in Vermont. The American Newspapers Representatives estimates Seven Days' circulation to be 35,000 papers. It is distributed free of charge throughout Burlington, Middlebury, Montpelier, Stowe, the Mad River Valley, Rutland, St. Albans, and Plattsburgh, New York.
Seven Days is published by Da Capo Publishing, Inc., and owned by Pamela Polston, Paula Routly, Don Eggert, Cathy Resmer and Colby Roberts. Polston and Routly, who co-founded the paper, were inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2015. Consulting editor Candace Page was inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2017.
Seven Days covers many aspects of life in Vermont. Columns and stories in the newspaper often concern such topics as state and local politics, Vermont organizations and charities, and general human interest stories. It also features local music listings; an alternative style comics section; art, movie and theater reviews; event listings, local dining, classified advertisements, and personals. Each year, Seven Days asks its readers to place votes for the "Seven Daysies" which is a compilation of favorite people and places to visit throughout the state.
In addition to publishing Seven Days, Da Capo hosts two annual events in Vermont: Vermont Restaurant Week and the Vermont Tech Jam.
Seven Days was founded in 1995 by reporters Pamela Polston and Paula Routly. The original capital investment of $68,000 by angel investors was repaid within three years. Originally the paper's title was going to be the Vermont Voice, however a dispute over the name caused them to settle on Seven Days instead. Circulation of the newspaper in 1995 was around 12,000.
From 1995 - 2002 Seven Days saw a 20% increase in revenue each year.
In 2013 Seven Days expanded its weekly circulation to 36,000 by including the Northeast Kingdom in its distribution radius.
In 2019, Seven Days hired reporter Kate O'Neill to launch a year-long project reporting on the opioid epidemic in Vermont.
Vermont Press Association
|Year||Award||Place||Individual (if applicable)|
|2015-2016||Best of Vermont, General Excellence (non-daily)||2nd|
|2016-2017||Best of Vermont, General Excellence (non-daily)||1st|
|2016-2017||Outstanding Website (non-daily)||1st|
|2015-2016||Mavis Doyle Award||Honorable Mention||Mark Davis|
|2016-2017||Mavis Doyle Award||1st||Alicia Freese|
|2015-2016||Rookie of the Year (all newspapers)||2nd||Kymelya Sari|
|2016-2017||Rookie of the Year (all newspapers)||1st||Jordan Adams|
|2015-2016||Best State Story (non-daily)||1st
|2016-2017||Best State Story (non-daily)||2nd
|2015-2016||Best Local Story (non-daily)||2nd
|2016-2017||Best Local Story (non-daily)||1st||Molly Walsh|
|2015-2016||John Donoghue Award for Arts Criticism (all)||1st
Rachel Elizabeth Jones
|2016-2017||John Donoghue Award for Arts Criticism (all)||1st
|Rachel Elizabeth Jones
|2015-2016||Column Writing - Features/Lifestyle/Humor (non-daily)||1st||Dan Bolles|
|2016-2017||Column Writing - Features/Lifestyle/Humor (non-daily)||1st
|2016-2017||Column Writing - Political/Hard News (non-daily)||1st
|2015-2016||General News Photo (non-daily)||1st
|2015-2016||Feature Photo (non-daily)||2nd||Matthew Thorsen|
|2015-2016||Sports Photo (non-daily)||1st||James Buck|
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
2000 - Business of the Year
Burlington Business Association
2008 - Business of the Year
2013 - Editor and Publisher - 10 Newspapers that Do It Right
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- "Seven Days Increases Circulation to 36,000". Targeted News Service. July 23, 2013.
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- "Seven Days hires Kate O'Neill for a new reporting project on the opioid epidemic". Vermont Business Magazine. 2019-01-22. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
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