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 tom@fwiw.zone

Advertising:
Inquire at advertising@cambridgeday.com and see the section below.

Getting published or being heard:
If you feel you have time and skills to contribute, make contact at editor@cambridgeday.com. (Letters may be sent for posting to forpublication@cambridgeday.com; 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 notforpublication@cambridgeday.com.)

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. 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 reflects 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 photography@cambridgeday.com.

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 a rate equal to the highest single admission charge to experience that live event (i.e., a show with general admission pricing tiers of $10, $20 and $40 would pay $40 for an ad to be posted). Only small local arts organizations or performers are eligible for this rate, and only for events within Cambridge and Somerville. Unlike for other advertising, the performance ad rate applies for a two-week period, without prorating.

This rate must be paid in advance by paper check or through the Cambridge Day contribution page (anyone associated with a production or performance may pay; just identify the contribution by email). There is a $5 minimum. The offer is based on the advertiser providing images to post (typically with a link to a website). The number of ads may be capped depending on response.


This page was updated with editor and publisher information Dec. 26, 2018, after contact from a reader urging more transparency about who was responsible for the site. It was reformatted, some points clarified and advertising information was added, on Sept. 26, 2019.