The Central City Citizen is a newspaper publisher owned by Central City Citizen Media, and is founded and run by Iris West-Allen. It is located in Central City.


Central City Citizen Media

Central City Citizen Media in 2049.

Original timeline

In the original timeline Nora West-Allen is from, The Central City Citizen was founded in 2021.[1] There was also a building known as "Central City Citizen Media" prior to 2049.[2]

Current timeline

In 2019, Iris West-Allen founded her newspaper agency in the same building where Ralph Dibny has his detective office, a lawyer confirms her that the "Central City Citizen" is the only name not taken, so Iris had no other option than giving that name to her agency. Her husband, Barry and her daughter, Nora went to her office to congratulate her, and while Barry freaked finding out the name of the paper is the same one of the one in the time vault, Nora revealed that they were already changing the future; the newspaper had now been founded 2 years earlier than it had in the previous timeline.[1]

Erased futures

Flash Missing, Vanishes in Crisis

Wells Thawne Time Vault Power Outage 2

"Flash Missing, Vanishes in Crisis" article.

The Central City Citizen 2049 article

An article from 2049 by Iris West-Allen.

At some point, Iris West-Allen wrote an article on April 25, 2024, titled "Flash Missing, Vanishes in Crisis", detailing a massive street battle with the Flash and Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash that ultimately led to the Flash's disappearance in an explosion of light.[3] Using Gideon and the Time Vault, Thawne would look on the newspaper article as a guide to make sure that future remained intact.[4] Team Flash stared at that same article for years as guide to make sure things were headed in the right direction, such as Iris's death at the hands of Savitar.[5]

Exactly 25 years later, Iris wrote another article, titled "25 Years Later - Flash Still Missing", with different sources giving conflicting accounts of what had happened that night. A copy of the newspaper would be kept by Nora West-Allen, as proof that the Flash never came back.[6]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

Due to a change in the timeline in which Team Flash destroyed Cicada's dagger in 2019, the 2024 date in the newspaper changed to where the Crisis occurred much earlier; running from December 10, 2019.[7] According to The Monitor, rather than vanish in Crisis, the Flash was going to die.[8][9] Much to the confusion of Iris, who saw the newspaper covered a battle with Thawne rather than a cosmic disaster.[10] However,it ended up being the Flash of Earth-90 that made the sacrifice.[11]

Known employees

Current employees

Alternate future employees



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