NJ INDY provides a unique opportunity to reach an engaged, local audience and support independent, community journalism.

We’ll keep this short and sweet. NJ Indy is the only statewide alternative media in New Jersey. 10,000 copies of our print edition are available for free in 125+ locations in the state, which we’ve selected because they cater to our core audience (think: breweries, coffee shops, art galleries, music venues, natural food stores, etc.). We reach a young, culturally engaged audience both with our print edition and on our digital platforms: website, weekly newsletter and social media. In short, no one does what we do and no one in New Jersey reaches the audience we do.

You have plenty of opportunities to share the good news of your business, event, organization, etc. with our audience: affordable print ads that run alongside our long-form cultural reporting or in the much-appreciated and well-curated monthly calendar; digital ads that run the entire site in prominent positions; social media ads that reach a unique, daily audience; and newsletter ads that reach a highly engaged and growing group of readers who check in weekly for our alternative take on local news and events.

You might have some questions, so reach out to Publisher Matt Cortina with them ( Here are our uber-affordable rates. Note: no contracts, switch ads as you please and you get a discount if you pay for multi-month runs in full. Not bad.


All ads are full-color. Due the Thursday before publication (we’ll give you a schedule). PDF or JPG format. Receive 3% off for paying for multi-month runs in full. Multi-month ad runs can run consecutively or at your preferred intervals. No contract, quit anytime, and change your ad from month to month.

Regular Print Ads
Full Page:
Half Page: $250/month
Quarter Page: $150/month
Eighth Page: $50/month

Full Page: 10″w x 12.75″h
Half Page: 10″w x 6.5″h or 5″w x 12.75″ h
Quarter Page: 5″w x 6.5″h
Eighth Page: 5″w x 3.25″h

Event listing:
Spotlight event: $50
Main event: $100

Event listing: we’ll run your event posting with the other curated selections. Spotlight event: we’ll pull your event out, slap a (black-and-white) photo on it and make it prominent within the calendar. Main event: you get the opening, half-page event listing with large color photo. (Limit: 80 words.)

Sponsor an Issue: $2,500
Get the inside front cover and back cover to put whatever you want on there; pages are in full-color (word limit: 800; specs: 10″ w x 12.75″ h). Your sponsorship covers the printing cost of one month’s issue. We’ll also give you a run-of-site ad on our site for the month, include an ad in every weekly newsletter that month AND create a special sponsor section for stories on Instagram.


Website sidebar and footer ads available for $250/month. Ads run the whole site. We’ll let you know the specs.

View our full 2023 Media Kit here.