Advertise in Catalyst, become a Catalyst sponsor

Alone among Chicago media, Catalyst Chicago reaches leaders in every corner of the city — from the grassroots to downtown, from parents to policy makers.

It does this through trusted, award-winning publications and services designed to meet the varying needs of our broad-based audience.

  • Catalyst In Depth, our flagship print quarterly, goes to every local school council member as well as civic, education and philanthropic leaders at the city and state levels.
  • The Catalyst web site – — engages a diverse audience through news stories, analyses, guest essays, a community calendar and specialized topic areas.
  • The Catalyst weekly e-newsletter goes out to 5,000 individuals involved in some aspect of school improvement.
  • Catalyst public forums attract up to 250 leaders.

Catalyst offers uncommon value.

For additional information on advertising and sponsorships, contact Lorraine Forte at (312) 673-3848 or

Catalyst In Depth
4-color, 300 dpi
5,500 copies. Published
October, February, May
Full page: $2,000
Standard: 7.1 x 9.5 in.
Full bleed: 8.75 x 11.25 in.
Half page back cover: $1,500
Horizontal: 7.1 X 4.75 in.
Half page inside: $1,000
Horizontal: 7.1 X 4.75 in.
Quarter page back cover: $650
Horizontal: 7.1 X 2.4 in.
Vertical: 3.5 X 4.75 in.
Catalyst e-blast Website
5,000+ recipients. Published weekly $250
Banner: 620 x 77 pixels
Monthly Avg.: 29K users; 51.8K sessions; 77.5K pageviews Home page: $350
Full site: $500
Horizontal: 400 x 333 pixels*

* Because our website is responsive, ads could run as small as 300px by 250px on a smaller screen or mobile device, so please make sure it’s still readable when sized down.

Camera-ready ads only. 300 dpi for print (high-resolution PDF or JPG), 72 dpi for digital (JPG or GIF).