The Sundial has been California State University, Northridge’s primary news source since 1957. The Sundial is committed to providing effective print, online, and mobile advertising options. The Sundial is the best and most cost-effective way to reach our community of more than 42,000 students, faculty, and staff.

Print Publication Dates

2016/2017 Publication Calendar (pdf)

Advertising Rates for the 2015/16 School Year

Campus Rate For on campus CSUN clients.
Local Rate For clients within Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Non-Local Rate For clients outside Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Sundial Classifieds

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often do you publish the newspaper and associated content?

The newspaper is published weekly, primarily on Wednesdays. Online and mobile content is updated daily.

What is your circulation?

We publish 10,000 copies of the paper.

How many newspapers remain at the end of the week?

Typically, approximately 900-1000 newspapers remain at the end of the week.

How do I get an ad in the paper?

Please contact a sales representative at, or call 818-677-2998 during regular business hours. Here’s a simplified overview of the advertising process:

  1. The sales representative will help you decide which kind of advertising is perfect for you.
  2. Once you’ve agreed on pricing, run dates, and other details, the sales representative will send you some paperwork to sign and return.
  3. Once you’ve paid for the ad, we will move forward with the ad design process.
  4. After you send or approve the final proof, the ad is ready for publication!

Are your prices negotiable?

Unfortunately, our prices are fixed. Ask a sales representative if you qualify for one of our many discounts.

Can you design an ad for me?

We offer complimentary ad design. We simply ask that you provide us with any relevant information and images you’d like us to include in the design.

What are your deadlines to reserve ad space and provide ad artwork?

We request that you return our invoice a week before your scheduled run date. Typically, this is Wednesdays at 5pm.

For ad artwork, we request you send a completed proof no later than 3 business days before your run scheduled run date. Typically, this is Fridays at 5pm.

What if I miss the deadline to reserve space?

Usually we can push the ad run date back a week without any repercussions.

What are special issues?

Special issues are annual publications that focus on a specific theme or service. They are more popular among students than regular print issues. We keep certain special issues on our racks and in our office after their initial run, so students can reference them year-round.

What is a tier package?

Our popular tier packages bundle together print, mobile, and online advertising. They are cost effective, convenient, and time-savers.

Can I personalize a tier package?

Yes! We’ve modified tier packages for a number of clients. Contact a sales representative for more information on this.

What’s your most popular print ad size?

We find that the ¼ page ad is the go-to choice for many advertisers.

Should I buy color?

While color can make a print ad more attractive, we find that frequency, not color or size, is the key to generating maximum return on your investment.

How many hits does your website get?

Between 80,000 and 90,000 pageviews per month.

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