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F Newsmagazine is the award-winning student publication of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with both print and web editions. 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.

2020 update: Due to campus closure during COVID-19, we are not publishing print issues in April or May. We will be publishing special online issues, as well as our usual online content.


Ad reservations are available for both placements. Please see our rates below, and contact our ad manager, for details.

Web Ads – Sizes and Rates

Web ad size Price/Month Size
Leaderboard (footer) $300 728 pixels x 90 pixels
Leaderboard (top)*

*Not available for April

$400 728 pixels x 90 pixels
Sidebar Small: $100

Large: $200

Extra-large: $400

300 x 100 pixels

300 x 300 pixels

300 x 600 pixels


Web ads must be submitted as double the sizes listed above to display correctly on all screens.

Inquire for discounts for frequency and for bundling print and web ads.

Deadlines for Submission

2019-2020 Issue Reservation Deadline Art Deadline Publication Date
September Aug 16 Aug 21 Aug 28
October Sept 17 Sept 23 Oct 4
November Oct 18 Oct 23 Nov 1
December Nov 17 Nov 23 Dec 2
February Jan 17 Jan 22 Jan 31
March Feb 14 Feb 19 Feb 28
April Apr 8 Apr 10 Apr 13
May Apr 17 Apr 22 TBD

Print Distribution (currently suspended)

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

Purchasing more than one ad at a time comes with a discount: 10% for two ads, 20% for three ads, 30% for four ads, 40% for six ads. Discounts apply to black and white prices only and must be prepaid. Full color processing is available for an additional charge. A premium placement charge of $100 is applied to back cover and page 2 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.


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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