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 $49K, 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, 2019 (Release 1); Source: AAM 2019 Q3; comScore 2019

Distinction Special Sections

Distinction features a series of Special Sections throughout the year focusing on unique topics specific to a variety of audiences. Each one of these issues offers a discounted rate.  The readership of Distinction is over 49K and circulated through in-home subscriptions and racked locations from Hampton Roads to Richmond.


Publishes: 4/12/20
Reservation: 3/6/20
Et Deadline: 3/20/20


Publishes: 6/7/20
Reservation: 5/8/20
Et Deadline: 5/15/20


Publishes: 8/9/20
Reservation: 7/10/20
Et Deadline: 7/17/20


Publishes: 10/11/20
Reservation: 9/11/20
Et Deadline: 9/18/20