HCN Advertising Policy

Advertising Philosophy
Our mission is to cover the important issues and stories that define the American West. High Country News strives to inform and inspire people to act on behalf of the West’s diverse natural and human communities. We accept advertising because it helps pay the costs of publishing a high-quality, full-color magazine where topics are well-researched and reported in an in-depth manner. We believe advertising is a service to our readers, and we seek advertisements from progressive companies, organizations and individuals that share our commitment and values, and that provide goods and services beneficial to our readership. Editorial content will always be the dominant feature of the magazine; ads will take up no more than one-third of the magazine on average. High Country News encourages advertisers to subscribe to the publication by offering them a 10 percent subscriber’s discount on advertising rates.

Special Guidelines
High Country News does not accept ads for the following products: hard alcohol, illegal drugs or paraphernalia for illegal drugs, sexual escort services, tobacco or check-cashing services.

Publisher’s Approval
All contents of advertisements are subject to publisher’s approval. Publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertisement, insertion order, space reservation or position commitment at any time without cause. Publisher reserves the right to insert the word
“advertisement” above or below any copy.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation of any insertion order will require advertiser to pay the published standard rates for any ads already run, regardless of quoted price in the insertion order. In addition, advertiser will pay a 10 percent penalty on the remaining ads being canceled. Full payment will be charged for all contracts canceled after the space reservation/copy deadline. Please note, classified ads are non-refundable. Choose your run dates accordingly.