Distinction Magazine


Distinction is a full-color lifestyle publication, published by Virginia Media, a property of Tribune Publishing, that takes its readers on a journey through the Commonwealth. Employing the best photographers and writers in the state, it glides effortlessly from gorgeous spreads on high-end food and fashion to moving pieces on fascinating people and places.

With an average household income of $105K, market home value of $430K, and a readership of over 103K, the Distinction reader is a sought-after audience throughout Hampton Roads  (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Richmond).  

Source: Nielsen Scarborough, 2020 (Release 1); Source: AAM 2019 Q3; comScore 2019

Distinction recognitions in Journalism and Photography

Distinction Wins at Society for Features Journalism
Magazines Win Again

This is the third year in a row — and fifth in the past seven years — that Distinction was named top magazine in its division.

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Distinction National Accolades
Distinction National Accolades

Distinction has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association and the Society of Features Journalism.

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Distinction Wins at VPA
Distinction Wins at VPA Awards

Distinction scored big in this year’s Virginia Press Association Awards, winning, 15 awards.

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