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Who we are

Elon News Network is Elon University's award-winning student news organization. A staff of nearly 100 members produce content for ENN for broadcast, online and print. Our audience of more than 10,000 includes Elon's undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff administrators, the Elon School of Law, parents and members of the surrounding community.

If you are interested in having your message heard, please see details below including policies, rate information and a publication calendar. Elon News Network does not offer opportunities for follow/sponsored links, guest posts, native advertising or advertorials. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to working with you.

If you have any questions please contact ennbusiness@elon.edu or fill out an advertising contract to get started.

Advertising opportunities

The Pendulum

With a weekly circulation of 1,500, Elon's only student newspaper, The Pendulum, is distributed every Wednesday to more than 15 high-traffic areas on campus and in the town of Elon.

Pendulum advertising sizes and rates for 2023-2024.

The Pendulum offers free ad design and assistance services to all clients. Deadline for ad design request is two weeks prior to insertion. Ad proofs will be emailed one week prior to the publication date, with revisions due the Friday prior to publication.

Pendulum 2024-2025 Publication Schedule

  • Aug. 23 / Move In Edition
  • Aug. 28
  • Sept. 4 / Fall Sports Edition
  • Sept. 11
  • Sept. 18 /Hispanic Heritage Month Edition
  • Sept. 25
  • Oct. 2
  • Oct. 9 / Election Guide
  • Oct. 23
  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 6
  • Nov. 13
  • Nov. 20 / Basketball Preview
  • Nov. 27
  • Jan. 15 / Best Of Edition
  • Feb. 5 / Black History Month Edition
  • Feb. 12
  • Feb. 19
  • Feb. 26
  • March 5 / Spring Sports Edition
  • March 12
  • March 26
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 24 / Commencement Edition

ElonNewsNetwork.com

ElonNewsNetwork.com is updated daily with the latest stories and videos relevant to the Elon community. It serves nearly 70,000 page views per month.

To maximize our clients' visibility, only one advertisement is placed on each page on elonnewsnetwork.com. When more than one client has reserved space at the same time, advertisements display in rotation.

The same advertising size -- a medium rectangle -- appears on all pages, both on desktop and mobile versions of the website.

Production services are available at no cost to you. Please provide one-week notice for design services.

  • Design dimensions: 600 x 500 pixels
  • Display dimensions: 300 x 250 pixels

Cost: $15 per 1,000 impressions (CPM)

Elon Local News

Elon Local News produces a 30-minute evening show Mondays at 6 p.m. and is distributed to our 10,000 fans and followers on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

ENN On Air is a 10-minute midweek news update posted on YouTube each Wednesday evening.

  • Monday Evening News / $150 per week: 30-second spot runs during all three commercial breaks
  • ENN On Air / $75 per week: 15-second preroll video

For clients without a pre-produced commercial, Elon News Network can provide student production services at a discounted rate of $400. Use of production services requires a 6-show purchase commitment and includes:

  • 2 hours of taping
  • One camera with light
  • Production review with one-time revision
  • Final product delivered as .MP4 file

Elon Local News 2024-2025 Publication Schedule

  • Sept. 2
  • Sept. 9
  • Sept. 16
  • Sept. 23
  • Sept. 30
  • Oct. 7
  • Oct. 14
  • Oct. 21
  • Oct. 28
  • Nov. 5 / Election Night Special
  • Nov. 11
  • Nov. 18
  • Dec. 9
  • Jan. 13
  • Feb. 3
  • Feb. 10
  • Feb. 17
  • Feb. 24
  • March 3
  • March 10
  • March 31
  • April 7
  • April 14
  • April 21
  • April 28
  • May 5
  • May 12

ENN On Air 2024-2025 Publication Schedule

  • Sept. 11
  • Sept. 18
  • Sept. 25
  • Oct. 2
  • Oct. 16
  • Oct. 23
  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 6
  • Nov. 13
  • Nov. 20
  • Feb. 5
  • Feb. 12
  • Feb. 19
  • Feb. 26
  • March 5
  • March 12
  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16
  • April 23
  • April 30
  • May 7

Acceptable file formats

Pendulum newspaper advertisements should be created to the following dimensions and saved at 300 dpi in any of the following formats: .TIFF, .PSD, .PDF, .JPG, .PNG.

  • Full page: 10.375 x 16.5 inches
  • 1/2 page: 10.375 x 8.25 inches
  • 1/4 page: 10.375 x 4.125 inches

ElonNewsNetwork.com website advertisements should be saved at 600 x 500 pixels in any of the following formats: .JPG, .PNG, .GIF.

Elon Local News broadcasts will accept 30-second, air-ready ads in the following specifications:

  • MPEG-4 file format, H.264 encoding
  • 1920x1080 frame size (16:9)
  • 29.97 (1080i) frame rate

Payment

By submitting a contract for advertising and in consideration for the advertising services provided by Elon News Network, the advertiser or agency agrees to pay the fees associated with the advertising inventory selected. Contracts will be invoiced and billed after an advertisement's initial run and due 30 days upon receipt. Payment can be paid by check payable and mailed to Elon News Network, 2855 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244. Invoices can also be paid online with a credit or debit card at elonnewsnetwork.com/pay. Campus organizations must supply Elon News Network with the appropriate account number for a funds transfer. Pendulum advertisers do not receive tearsheets, but digital versions of the publication are available for viewing at issuu.com/pendulum.

Advertising policy

Elon News Network will not print unethical, misleading or offensive advertising. Elon News Network will not knowingly accept advertising that discriminates on the basis of sex, age, gender, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation or physical disability. Advertisements for products, services or promotions that are illegal in the state of North Carolina will also be rejected. Elon News Network reserves the right to edit, cancel or decline any advertising. If an advertisement is declined or canceled, all material and/or payment will be returned to the client.

Publisher's clause

Elon News Network offers, subject to the terms and conditions herein, to accept insertion orders for advertising, and by their tendering such insertion order the advertiser or agency shall indemnify and hold Elon News Network, its employees, agents, and its subcontractors free and harmless from any expenses, damages, and costs resulting in any way from compliance with the insertion order (including, but not by way of limitation, from claims or libel, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement or otherwise). Elon News Network reserves the right in its sole discretion to discontinue publication at any time with or without notice, or to defer or cancel the production, broadcast, publication, or circulation of for any reason. Elon News Network's sole obligation as to any failure or default on its part shall be limited to a refund of its charges, which may have been paid to it or, as its option, to publish the tendered advertising in the next available issue or broadcast.


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