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 or yearbook, or you’d like to become a Friend of Journalism Sponsor, please click here to complete the 2021-2022 contract. 

To purchase ads for next school year (2022-2023), please complete this form.

WEST SIDE STORY NEWSPAPER AD SIZES & PRICES:
-Logo (your corporation will be listed as a sponsor and your logo will be featured): $35
-Small (1/4 of a page; MUST BE VERTICAL, 3.7 inches W x 4.75 inches H): $70
-Medium (1/2 a page; MUST BE HORIZONTAL, 7.5 inches W x 4.75 inches H): $100
-Large (full page, 7.5 inches W x 9.7 inches H): $175

TROJAN EPIC YEARBOOK AD SIZES & PRICES*:
-Logo (your corporation will be listed as a sponsor and your logo will be featured): $45
-Small (1/8 of a page; MUST BE HORIZONTAL, 4.17” x 2.71”): $85
-Medium (1/4 of a page, MUST BE VERTICAL, 4.17” x 5.58”): $145
-Large (1/2 of a page; MUST BE HORIZONTAL, 8.5” x 5.58”): $245
-Extra-large (full page; MUST BE VERTICAL, 8.5” x 11.33”): $415
*If you are a parent wishing to purchase a senior recognition ad for the yearbook, please visit jostensadservice.com through Jan. 28, 2022.

WSSPAPER.COM WEB AD SIZES & PRICES:
-Web ads can be purchased online at snoads.com/site/516
-Web ads available: Footer (728×90 pixels): $30/month, Sidebar (300×250 pixels): $60/month, Header (728×90 pixels): $30/month, Mobile App Story Page (300×250 pixels): $30/month
-Save 10% if you purchase all available ad space (100% coverage/no rotating of ads)

FRIEND OF JOURNALISM SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM:
Friends of Journalism donations are tax deductible and help pay for newsroom equipment, repairs, contest fees, website support fees, scholarship yearbooks and more. The West Side Story newspaper and the Trojan Epic yearbook will list names of all Friends of Journalism donors:
–The Scoop: donors of $25-50
–The Lead: donors of $51-100
–The Feature: donors of $101-250
–The Headliner: donors of $251-499
–The Journalism Legend: donors of $500+

DISCOUNTS:
-Take 10% off when you purchase both a newspaper and yearbook ad.
-Take 10% off when you send payment before publication day (for newspaper/yearbook ads).
-Buy five newspaper ads, and get the sixth ad free.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
–Mailing address: Attn: Journalism, West High School, 2901 Melrose Ave., Iowa City, IA 52246
–Business Editor: [email protected]
–Adviser: Sara Whittaker — [email protected], (319) 688-1001, extension 5166

AD COPY DEADLINES:
-For yearbook ads, our ad deadline is December 31, 2022. Ad space may be available after that date, but is only guaranteed for orders received by that date.
-For newspaper ads, our ad deadline is 10 days before publication (although sooner is better).
-For web ads, submit and pay for ads online at snoads.com/site/516.

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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