Agenda was an independent, non-aligned newspaper that served Ann Arbor and nearby towns from 1986 to 1998. It was set up by founders and editors Laurie Wechter and Ted Sylvester as a forum for the area’s many liberal/leftist activist groups and nonprofit human service organizations. The content of Agenda, mostly community-generated, evolved over the years to include more alternative arts coverage -- with event calendars and reviews of movies, music, theater, and books. A “free” newspaper with a monthly circulation of 20,000 copies, Agenda was supported by advertising and paid subscriptions.
Old News features articles digitized from the following issues of the Agenda. Visit each issue for a full list of articles.