$25,137 paid by City of College Station to Maroon Weekly, city among newspaper’s largest ad accounts

Business News for Bryan - College Station, Texas

The City of College Station has spent $25,137 on print advertising in the Maroon Weekly newspaper during the period from April 2, 2013 through October 2, 2017. With ads from the City of College Station comprising over 10% of total ad space sold in many issues and nearly 20% in some, the City of College Station is one of Maroon Weekly’s biggest supporters if not their largest advertiser.

While advertising on campus is a legitimate function of the local government, such a large chunk of the budget for that purpose going to the struggling Maroon Weekly (as evidenced by lowest ad-count of any local print publication) alternative campus newspaper, over popular options like Student Insider and The Batallion, possibly warrants review by the council and reallocation to media outlets that are more popular on campus.

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