The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

The student news source of Iowa City West High

West Side Story

Advertise with us or become a Friend of Journalism Sponsor

If you are interested in purchasing an ad in West High’s newspaper and yearbook, or you’d like to become a Friend of Journalism Sponsor, please click here to complete the 2023-2024 contract

AD REQUIREMENTS:
-All ads must be high resolution (300 dpi) 
1/8 page ads must be horizontal, 3.7 inches W x 2.375 inches H
1/4 page ads must be vertical, 3.7 inches W x 4.75 inches H
1/2  page ads must be horizontal, 7.5 inches W x 4.75 inches H
Full page ads must be vertical, 7.5 inches W x 9.7 inches H

AD DEADLINES:
-For yearbook ads, our ad deadline is Dec. 1, 2023. Ad space may be available after that date, but is only guaranteed for orders received by that date.
-For newspaper ads, our ad deadlines are listed after each publication date below. Note: if ad space is full, we cannot guarantee running your ad, so the sooner you fill out the contract to reserve space — the better!

  • Publication date: Oct. 6, 2023 (ad deadline: Sept. 26)
  • Publication date: Nov. 16, 2023 (ad deadline: Nov. 5)
  • Publication date: Jan. 19, 2024 (ad deadline: Jan. 8)
  • Publication date: March 1, 2024 (ad deadline: Feb. 19)
  • Publication date: April 18, 2024 (ad deadline: April 7)
  • Publication date: May 30, 2024 (ad deadline: May 15)

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Send ads and questions to [email protected] and/or [email protected] 

READERSHIP:
-We distribute our newspaper for free to all students and faculty at West High and deliver hundreds of copies to local businesses, schools and Free Little Libraries. We also publish all newspaper issues online: issuu.com/westsidestory. According to Google Analytics, wsspaper.com has an average of 6,000 unique monthly users and 36,000 views per month. We sell the yearbook to an average of 54% of students and include copies in the West library and some classrooms.

PAYMENT:
Please address checks* to WEST JOURNALISM and deliver payments to:
Attn: Journalism
West High School
2901 Melrose Ave.
Iowa City, IA 52246

*While we prefer payment by check, if you prefer to pay by card, you can make a donation on wsspaper.com in the amount of your ad. Look for the “Support Us” section on the homepage. If you prefer to pay with cash, please hand deliver or send in a marked envelope with a student.

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