Bearing News


Bearing News Staff

Month-long and year-long advertisements can be purchased for use on Bearing News. Typically, they run from the first day of a month to the final day of the month, but the staff at Bearing News will work to accommodate any advertiser’s schedule.

Note: Impressions per billing period are estimates.

An email will be sent about two weeks before the start date of the billing period requesting a digital copy of the advertisement in the appropriate size. If you need our staff to design your advertisement, please contact us specifying the content of the advertisement, and we will email a digital copy for you to approve prior to publishing. Please note that designing advertisements takes more time, so an immediate response would be greatly appreciated. Artwork, typesetting and design are all included in the price of the advertisement. Advertisers may opt to provide an online-ready copy.

Account holders will be sent an invoice after the billing period ends, and account may be payable upon reception of this invoice. Payments should reach our office no later than one month after the invoice is received. After this date, a late fee of $1 per day will be instituted. There is no deadline for placing advertisements; however, the invoice will reflect the entire billing period regardless of whether the advertisement was online for the entirety of the billing period. Cancellations will not be accepted after the start of the billing period.

For those looking to purchase advertising in print editions of Southside Media, information on the dimensions for advertisements in The Rock, Rock Bridge High School’s newspaper, and Southpaw, its feature magazine, is below: 

Size The Rock Southpaw
Full Page 66 picas x 115 picas or 11 in x 19 in 45 picas x 60 picas or 7.5 in x 10 in
Half Page 66 picas x 57 picas or 11 in x 9.5 in Horizontal 45 picas x 30 picas or 7.5 in x 5 in
Vertical 22.5 picas x 60 picas or3.75 in x 10 in
Quarter Page Horizontal 66 picas x 28 picas or 11 in x 5 in
Vertical 32.5 picas x 57 picas or5.4 in x 9.5 in
22.5 picas x 30 picas or 3.75 in x 5 in


To purchase an advertisement or if you have any questions about advertising on Bearing News or any Southside Media publication, please contact business manager Ethan Hayes at