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Osage News advertising rules for the 2016 election season

Election season is upon the Osage Nation with six seats up for grabs on the Osage Nation Congress in 2016.

Candidates wishing to advertise, it will be first come, first serve for the Osage News printed publication. There will be a special candidate issue published in May with candidate announcements and advertisements only. Due to limited space the Osage News cannot guarantee all candidates’ ads will make the printed publication.

All advertisements, online and in print, must be prepaid. Failure to pay by the deadline will result in a candidate’s ad going unpublished, no exceptions. The deadline for the printed publication of the Osage News is the 18th of every month.

Candidates may purchase up to a maximum of three weeks advertising for the banner ad space on the Osage News website, a popular place to advertise for candidates. Candidates cannot purchase the banner ad space back-to-back on the website, there is additional online advertising on the Osage News website candidates can utilize. The Osage News will start taking reservations for the banner ad and other online spaces beginning Oct. 1.

If a candidate fails to pay for his or her reservation for the banner ad space before the deadline, the ad space becomes available. Candidates who have already purchased three weeks may purchase an additional week and so on if space becomes available with no candidate to claim it.

An advertising week for the online banner ad consists of seven days, Monday-Sunday. Candidates are allowed to pick which weeks they wish to purchase for the entire election season.

Candidates are not required to advertise with the Osage News. Candidates will be allowed a 500-word candidate announcement, with photo, free of charge to publish in whichever month they wish.

The Osage News will also be hosting candidate debates to be announced at a later time.

To request ad rates or reserve space for the online banner ad contact Osage News Editor Shannon Shaw Duty at sshaw@osagenation-nsn.gov or call her at (918) 287-5669.