The Houstonian

The Houstonian is the award-winning student newspaper of Sam Houston State University. The student-run publication has been published since 1913 and is printed every Tuesday and Thursday. The staff is comprised entirely of student with a wide-variety of backgrounds and majors who strive to keep both students and community members updated on the latest news and information from in and around the SHSU campus. 

The Houstonian is a member of

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

Associated Collegiate Press

The Houstonian was named in the Top 100 College Newspapers for journalism students by JournalismDegree.org.

We welcome contributions, please visit the Contribute page for more information.

Advertising Rates

LOCAL RATES – Per column inch $7.00  – Local clients include local businesses and also national clients with local phone numbers or addresses included in their ads who are not placing their ads through an agency.

NATIONAL RATE – Per column inch non-commissionable

Recognized student organizations, fraternities, sororities and candidates running for university offices, churches and non-profit civic organizations.
Per column inch – $6.00

PRE-PRINTED INSERTS Rates per 1,000 inserts$65.00 (any size)Shipping Address for insertsThe Huntsville ItemRe: The HoustonianAttn: Catherine Richardson1409 10th StreetHuntsville, TX 77340

COLORBlack plus 1 color$75.00Black plus 2 colors$145.00Black plus 3 colors $205.00Process color $255.00

PRODUCTION SERVICEThe design and production of any ad run with The Houstonian is a service provided free. Proofs will be provided at the advertiser’s request. Responsibility is taken for only the first insertion of incorrect copy. Position requests honored when possible.

ADVERTISING POLICYAll advertising rates are net rates. Cash, check, or money order is accepted. Payment must be made with order unless credit is established. For those advertisers with approved credit, payment for all advertising is due monthly. A service charge of 1.5% per month will be added to all accounts not paid in full by the payment deadline. Cancellation of advertising is accepted until the publication deadline. After the deadline, the space must be paid for, whether the ad ran or not. The Houstonian reserves the right to refuse any advertising that does not conform to the newspaper’s advertising policy. All advertising is subject to the approval of The Houstonian’s Student Advertising Manager.

MECHANICAL SPECSNote: We accept .TIFFs, camera readys and PDFs. (No EPS ads can be accepted)

1 column 1.806″ 2 columns 3.778″3 columns 5.75″4 columns 7.772″5 columns9.694″6 columns 11.667″

DEADLINESTuesday: 2 p.m. previous ThursdayThursday: 2 p.m. previous MondayNo advertising will be accepted after deadline without prior approval by the Production Manager.