The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Advertise with the State Hornet


For 70 years, The State Hornet has brought excellence in student media to Sacramento State and its surrounding community. We’re ready to connect you and your business with that market today. We believe in developing long-term relationships that benefit your brand, our readers and The State Hornet.


The State Hornet (, and social media feeds via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram) serve as the only student-run source of Sac State news for nearly 37,000 students, faculty and staff on the university campus. Your brand and its message can be distributed to this population daily online during the Fall and Spring school terms. Innovative multimedia native advertising and sponsored social media posts are available to reach readers as well.

We can help you develop a multi-platform marketing plan that reflects your mission and values, accomplishes your goals and is compatible with your budget. Contact The State Hornet today.



STATEHORNET.COM display ads $200 per week (per placement)

Display ad offerings at top, side, and bottom of site. Sizes include 728×90, 300×250, 205×90.

SPONSORED CONTENT $750 per week (+ $250 for :30 video)

The State Hornet works with advertisers to develop custom post featuring your branding and story, published on and displayed on home page for duration of ad run. Formats include article, list, quiz, video, photo gallery, or combination of media. (Minimum 30-day lead time.)

SPONSORED SOCIAL MEDIA $125 per day; $500 per week (M-F)

Post your message and artwork on The State Hornet’s Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram platforms. (Up to five consecutive days.)

SPONSORED NEWSLETTER – Varies per newsletter; inquire for price

Post your message and artwork on The State Hornet’s themed weekly newsletters (news, sports, arts and entertainment, week in review) or in a unique sponsored newsletter for your brand. Inquire about timing, pricing and placement.




• The State Hornet reserves the right to refuse or revise any advertising deemed to adversely affect the integrity and credibility of the newspaper as a source of truthful and accurate information, or be in conflict with the educational mission of the university community served. The State Hornet reserves the right to institute such other general policies as may be deemed appropriate at any time. Sole responsibility for the content of an ad lies with the advertiser who unconditionally agrees to hold The State Hornet faultless should claim arise, and to pay for any and all expenses incurred as a result of the publication of such ad. Should an ad not be published as ordered, The State Hornet’s liability is limited to the amount paid for the ad.

• Advertising contracts must be received fully executed from all advertisers before publication.

• Payment must be received via cash, check or charge (VISA or Mastercard only) before publication. Please call the Associated Students Inc. Business Office at (916) 278-7916 to remit payment and request a receipt.

• All artwork for ads must be received by The State Hornet by NOON two (2) days prior to publication date. If The Hornet designs your ad, please note that all content, logos, graphics and design instructions/guidelines must be received by NOON seven (7) days prior to publication so we can produce your artwork and generate a proof.

• Credit for errors shall not exceed the cost of the ad space.

For additional details about State Hornet advertising policy or guidelines, please contact [email protected] or call (916) 278-4092.

State Hornet Faculty Adviser / Business Manager
Fernando Gallo
[email protected]
(916) 278-7896

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