Advertise in Catalyst, become a Catalyst sponsor

Alone among Chicago media, Catalyst Chicago reaches leaders in every corner of the city – from the grassroots to downtown, from parents to policy makers. It does this through trusted, award-winning publications and services designed to meet the varying needs of our broad-based audience.

Advertise in Catalyst

Join us in reaching these audiences.

Catalyst In Depth, our flagship print quarterly, is a benefit of membership and goes to every local school council member as well as civic, education and philanthropic leaders at the city and state levels. (7,000 readers)

Catalyst In the Know, our parent newsletter, goes to more than 95,000 parents.

The Catalyst website——engages a diverse audience through news stories, analyses, guest essays, a community calendar and specialized topic areas.

The Catalyst weekly e-newsletter goes out to 5,200 individuals involved in some aspect of school improvement.

Catalyst public forums attract up to 300 leaders.

Catalyst offers uncommon value.

For additional information on advertising and sponsorships, contact Community Editor Vicki Jones at (312) 673-3866 or

Ad Sizes and Rates

4-color magazine | 7,000 copies | Published in February, April, June and October
Full page: $2,200
Bleed: 9.75" x 11.75"
No Bleed: 8.5" x 10.1"
Half page,
back cover: $1,500

Horiz: 8.5" x 5"
Half page,
inside: $1,100

Horiz: 8.5" x 5"
Quarter page,
back: $650

Horiz: 8.5" x 2.4"
Vert: 4.18" x 5"
2-color newsletter | 100,000 copies
Published November and April
Email newsletter | 6,000 recipients
Published every Wednesday morning
Back cover: Rates and specs available upon request
Left sidebar: $250
Vert: 130px x 260px
Home page,
banner: $500

728px x 90px
All pages,
banner: $750

728px x 90px
All pages, rectangle: $600
Horiz: 300px x 250px
Home page, sidebar: $300
Vert: 180px x 225px
Accepted file types: jpg, tif, pdf and png (online only)
Resolution: 300 dpi for print, 72 dpi for online
Website ads run for one month.
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