Thursday, May 23, 2024

About this site

Editor/publisher:
Marc Levy (doing business as Cambridge Media Systems)

For coverage of films, film events and repertory series:
Film editor Tom Meek at [email protected]

Advertising:
Inquire at [email protected] and see the section below.

Getting published or being heard:
If you feel you have time and skills to contribute, make contact at [email protected]. (Letters may be sent for posting to [email protected]; news tips or other communication with the editor that isn’t intended to appear on the website with your name attached should be sent to [email protected].)

Corrections, updates and clarifications
The editor is interested in learning of and correcting errors of fact, quote or context as quickly as possible. If necessary, the editor can be reached at (617) 230-9632, although email is the preferred means of communication.


Cambridge Day is a Web-only source for news and entertainment about Cambridge and surrounding communities. There is a Friday print edition called The Week that is distributed Fridays mainly to public places such city halls, libraries and coffee shops; no subscriptions to individual homes are immediately available, but it’s on a list of goals. Visitors are invited to participate by commenting on posts (so long as comments are handled responsibly and respectfully) as well as by submitting letters or essays for publication and, in some cases, contributing regularly as a reporter, reviewer or provider of other content.

Cambridge is in large part politically progressive; embracing of science and reason; and welcoming – and protective – of the diversity of humanity, and Cambridge Day tends to reflect the mores of its community. Its writing may represent context and analysis of a situation based on fact-based reporting. A separate section is set aside for (also fact-based) expression of opinion, and all voices are welcome in its pages.

This site is a work in progress, and its appearance and policies are subject to change. All content is copyright in the year of posting and perpetuity afterward by the editor, site and creators. Text can be linked to and cited under the principles of fair use; use of Cambridge Day photos should be requested by contacting the editor at [email protected].

Some content appeared previously on a blog maintained by the editor or in the print edition of Cambridge Day, which was distributed around the city during October and November 2005. While in certain high-profile settings, heavy reliance on previously written material may be disappointing to readers and therefore bad PR for a publication, in general the editor does not believe you can “plagiarize” yourself. A post that relies significantly on information from a press release that hasn’t been independently verified by Cambridge Day, however, will be identified as such. Failure to do so is an error that will be corrected upon notification of the editor.


Advertising

There are three primary ad locations on the website that can be used in combination: A box that appears on all stories is $150 a week; the bar above the flag is $150 a week; homepage placement alone, which is also slightly smaller than an ad that appears on all pages, is $75.

Getting both a box that appears on all stories is and the bar above the flag is $225 weekly. Homepage placement plus the top bar is $200. All three (homepage, bar and all “inside” pages) is $300.

The bar above the flag is an exclusive spot; the other placements may have ads from other businesses appearing either above or below. All ad placements get placement on mobile as well, but only two mobile placements are allowed at a time. Cambridge Day has an advertising partnership with a news publisher in Arlington (YourArlington.com), and combination rates are available.

Local performance ad policy

To promote local arts for which admission is typically charged, Cambridge Day accepts advertising at lower rates for small, local arts organizations or performers holding events within Cambridge and Somerville. Payment must be in advance by paper check or through the Blink donation boxx. The offer is based on the advertiser providing images to post (typically with a link to a website). Please inquire at [email protected] or 617.230.9632.


This page’s local performance ad policy was updated Nov. 1, 2023.