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Ads are of two types —

Display (or boxed) Ads and Classified Ads.


Ad Rates

Styles: A display ad can have different sizes and styles of typefaces and include drawings, photos or borders.

Width: Exact widths for camera ready copy (in inches) are as follows: 1.9375” (1 column); 4” (2 columns); 6.125” (3 columns); 8.1825 (4 columns) or 10.25 (full page width). These widths account for gutters between columns. If ads do not conform exactly to these widths, we may need to adjust the sizing, resulting in an additional charge if the ad becomes taller as a result.

Height: For the purposes of computing price, height is rounded up to the next highest half inch. Minimum height of a Display Ad is 1.5”. The maximum height less than a full page is 14.5” and a full page is 16”. For example, the minimum Display Ad size is1 column (~2 inches) wide by 1.5 inches high, and would cost $14.40

Base rate will be $9.80 per column inch.

Non-profit rate will be $6.70 for qualifying organizations.

Contract rates depend on volume purchased per 13-week quarter and start at $9.30 per column inch with a minimum of two insertions.

Rate Tier Column inches/quarter Rate per inch
T1 45-64 $9.30
T2 65-99 $8.70
T3 100-129 $8.10
T4 130-259 $7.80
T5 260-519 $7.50
T6 520-1039 $7.15
T7 1040+ $6.85

Rates shown are net of commission.

Payment:  All ads must be prepaid unless advertiser has been approved for credit.  Credit application available upon request or from

Contact Information:

Address: 15 Crescent Rd, Suite 100, Greenbelt, MD 20770,

Phone: 301-474-4131; Fax: 301-965-8247, E-mail:

Other Display Ad Charges

Preferred Placement charge: 25% extra, $10.00 minimum


GNR can insert pre-printed materials (e.g. flyers) within the newspaper at the time of printing for distribution throughout the city.  Contact the Ad Desk for further information.


Classified Ad

First two words are in capitalsClassified Ad Example

No variation in format

$3.00 for the first 10 words, $0.15 for each additional word

Phone number counts as one word


Camera-ready advertisements must be submitted by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Ads that are not camera ready must be received by 4 p.m. Monday to be prepared for publication.

Display advertisements must be submitted no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday (camera-ready) or 4 p.m. Monday if layout is required. Materials for publication may be emailed to, mailed to 15 Crescent Rd.,Suite 100, hand-delivered during office hours, or deposited in our box in the Co-op grocery store (by 7 p.m. Tuesday). On Thanksgiving and, occasionally other holidays, the schedule may change. We will notify readers in advance.

Unless credit has been approved, ads must be prepaid by cash, check or money order.


Frequent advertisers may apply for credit.  Please see the credit-application information and application instructions.  All other ads must be prepaid: cash, check, or money order.

Credit Cards

Billed ads – if paid by charge card a 3% fee will be charged

Prepaid ads – may be paid by credit card without additional fee

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