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The San Francisco Bay View is a national Black newspaper founded in 1976 and known in neighborhoods around the country and world for our unflinching political analysis and activist reporting from communities that are misrepresented or ignored in mainstream media. Since the 1980s, we have reported seriously on prison violence and police brutality, forging a lasting bond with our brothers, siblings and sisters caged in US prisons – 2,600 of whom have paid subscriptions to our print paper. Our print edition is monthly and our website is updated daily with breaking local and national news.

We are committed to working closely and flexibly with advertisers and organizations who meet our ethical standards and whose work directly ties to people whose lives will benefit. Please reach out to us to arrange an ad as well as a web and print ad package!

San Francisco’s Office of Contracts has designated the Bay View as the primary news resource for the Bayview Hunters Point community!

Web ad campaign

Advertise with the Bay View National Black Newspaper online! We can guarantee 1,000-2,000 views with an average of 1,500 users on the site per day. On Twitter, we have 6,000+ followers, on Facebook 8,500+ and on Instagram, we have 5,400+ highly engaged followers. Our Bay View biweekly e-newsletter goes out to 3,000+ subscribers with a 16 percent open rate.

  • Half page | 300 x 600 pixels | $650/month
  • Medium rectangle | 300 x 250 | $600/month
  • Billboard | 970 x 250 | $550/month
  • Leaderboard | 728 x 90 | $550/month
  • Skyscraper | 120 x 600 | $600/month
  • Social media posts | 1080 x 1080 | $350/week
  • E-newsletter rectangle | 300 x 250 | $650/month

Need CUSTOM advertising? Contact us! We can meet your needs and budget.

Classified ads

Classified ads composed of text – enhanced with logos, graphics or photos if you wish – should be emailed to editor@sfbayview.com. We’ll respond with the price for your approval. If you place a classified ad in print, there is no additional charge for posting it online as well.

Contact

San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, 4917 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94124 | (415) 671-0789 | editor@sfbayview.com

Newspaper ad campaign

The San Francisco Bay View is one of the top 10 Black newspapers in the U.S. Our print run is 20,000 copies, distributed at corner stores, Black businesses, community centers and more throughout the Bay Area and mailed to 3,000 subscribers in nearly every state in the U.S. and some foreign countries. The Bay View remains far and away the most popular Black paper in the Bay Area and disappears from the stands as soon as it’s distributed.

Format

The Bay View is a broadsheet newspaper. Dimensions (image size) for a full page are 12.5″ across by 22.5″ down. The normal format is six columns, each column approximately 2″ across.

Ad rates

All ads, display and classified, are charged by the column inch. Any size ad up to a full page can be accommodated. Call or email us for assistance in calculating the price of your ad.

Local rate is $15 per column inch (gross). Thus, at the local rate:

  • Full page | 12.5″ x 22.5″ | $1,800, $2,000 in color
  • Half page | 12.5″ x 11.25″ | $900, $1,000 in color
  • Quarter page | 6.25″ x 11.25″ | $450, $500 in color
  • Postcard size | 4″ x 6″ | $180, b&w or color
  • Business card size | 4″ x 2″ | $60, b&w or color (email or call for other sizes)

National rate is $18 per column inch (gross). Thus, at the national rate:

  • Full page | 12.5″ x 22.5″ | $2,160, $2,360 in color
  • Half page | 12.5″ x 11.25″ | $1,080, $1,180 in color
  • Quarter page | 6.25″ x 11.25″ | $540, $590 in color
  • Postcard size | 4″ x 6″ | $216, b&w or color
  • Business card size | 4″ x 2″ | $72 (email or call for other sizes)

Local News

Locally, we are deeply embedded in our San Francisco journalism community. A dozen multicultural, independent SF newspapers have banded together to share resources and ads under the banner Save SF News. If you are interested in advertising with us and other local papers visit savesfnews.com to launch campaigns to a wide range of San Franciscans with the Bay View along with 48 Hills, Bay Area Reporter, El Tecolote, Broke-Ass Stuart, Wind Newspaper, Mission Local, Potrero View, Nichi Bei Weekly, Noe Valley Voice, Public Comment, Richmond ReView, San Francisco Bay Times, Westside Observer, Ingleside Light and Sunset Beacon. See our Save SF News media kit here:

Inserts

Insertion into the newspaper of most advertising circulars costs $60 per thousand.

Discounts

Deduct 10% for 6-8 insertions, 15% for 9 insertions or more. For the discount to apply, payment for the series must be made within 30 days of the first insertion.

Deadline

Space reservations (insertion orders) and ad copy for the print edition should be received by the 23rd of the month prior to publication. Call or email if you need more time.

Contact

San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, 4917 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94124 | (415) 671-0789 | editor@sfbayview.com