Public Access Copies

Counting apartment, event and rack distribution.

 

Apartments

Copies distributed in common areas of multi-unit residential buildings are eligible as verified public access if the following requirements are met:

  • They are delivered to residential apartment buildings and other multi-unit residential buildings.
  • Each issue contains clear opt-out instructions to stop delivery to include one non-electronic option such as a phone number.
  • Copies are easily accessible to residents in common areas.

For the audit, the publication must retain the following records and make them available to AAM upon request:

  • Name and address of apartment complex
  • Number of apartments within each building or apartment community
  • List of distribution points within each building or community
  • Distribution records by route or distributor
  • Route description or map of route
     

 

Note: If a subscription is included with rent outlined in a lease addendum, and the rent is reduced if the subscription is declined, the subscription is eligible as paid home delivery.

 

Event Distribution

Copies distributed at events are eligible as verified public access if the following requirements are met:

  • Copies are available and easily accessible for pick up by individual event attendees.
  • Quantity claimed, per event, cannot exceed event attendance.

For the audit, the publication must retain the following records and make them available to AAM upon request.

  • List of events including date and location
  • Attendance and distribution quantities by event
  • If deemed material, 30-day advance notification to AAM may be required to allow for real-time testing

 

Racks and Other Distribution

Copies distributed via racks or other nonresidential locations are eligible as verified public access if copies are delivered to a public location and are easily accessible for pick-up and use by individuals. 

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