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F Newsmagazine is the award-winning monthly student publication of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more than 25 years the staff at F has published a provocative journal focused on arts and culture in Chicago and beyond, bringing a fresh voice to the vibrant local print scene.


With 5,500 copies distributed to over 190 drop-off points, F is one of the most widely circulated college publications in the Chicago area. F Newsmagazine is distributed at galleries, cafés and night clubs, book and record stores, as well as our school and other colleges. Our audience includes not only students, but also other readers interested in F Newsmagazine‘s trademark style — lively coverage of the arts and culture.

Print Ads – Sizes and Rates



Print ad size Price Additional for color
Full page 10″ x 16″ $500 $100
Half page 10″ x 8″ $300 $50
Quarter page 5″ x 8″ $150 $25
Eighth Page 5″ x 4″ $100 $25
Discounts 10% for two ads
20% for three ads
30% for four ads
40% for six ads
Preprinted inserts Minimum 3000, additional for booklets, $70/1000

Discounts apply to black and white prices only and must be prepaid. Full color processing is available for an additional charge — $100 for full page ads, $50 for half page ads, $25 for quarter page and eighth page ads. Premium placement charge of $100 is applied to back cover ads. Inquire about our substantial discounts for bundling print and web ads. Materials submitted must be at 300 DPI.
Our award-winning designers can also design your ad for an additional charge.



2016-2017 Issue Reservation Deadline Art Deadline Publication Date Special Issue
September Aug. 15 Aug. 17 Aug. 26 New Student Orientation
October Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 30
November Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 28 Holiday Travel
December Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 28 Holiday Travel, Gift Giving
February Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 25 Back to School
March Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Feb. 24 Spring Break, Travel
April Mar. 10 Mar. 15 Mar. 31
May Apr. 12 Apr. 19 Apr. 28 Graduation


Web Ads – Sizes and Rates


Web ad size Price/Month Size
Leaderboard $400 728 pixels x 90 pixels
Footer: home page only $300 728 pixels x 90 pixels
Sidebar Small: $100

Large: $200

Extra-large: $400

260 x 100 pixels

260 x 260 pixels

260 x 600 pixels

Add $50 for click-through.

Add $50 for animated GIF.


Web ads must be submitted as double the sizes listed here to display correctly on all screens.
Inquire for discounts for frequency and for bundling print and web ads.


F Newsmagazine reserves the right to reject any ad deemed inappropriate by the F Newsmagazine staff.

Contact is published year round. F Newsmagazine print edition is published eight months/year.

F Newsmagazine
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60603-6105

(312) 345-3838

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