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Newcity’s Big Heat Food & Drink 50 coming April 16

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041714big-heatNewcity is pleased to announce the return of our biggest culinary issue of the year, The Big Heat: Chicago’s Food and Drink Fifty.

We’ll be chronicling the behind-the-scenes forces who bring Chicago culinary and cocktail culture to life. It’s an insight into the restaurant and bar scene that you can’t find anywhere else, any time.

Newcity’s momentum going into this issue continues its strong trajectory of the last couple years, including a second consecutive annual increase of average print circulation of more than ten percent.

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Newcity Custom Publishing: EXPO CHICAGO Official Guide

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EXPO2014CoverEXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary Modern Art, will be presented at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall from September 17-20, 2015. This art event features 100 leading international galleries and offer a curated blend of contemporary and modern art.

Expo Chicago Guide will be published at the beginning of September, and will incorporate details on all of the events taking place at Navy Pier and around Chicago as part of EXPO ART WEEK. The guide, in a full-color glossy magazine format, will feature a minimum press run of 100,000 and will be distributed in three phases:

Phase 1: Standalone distribution at all participating cultural institutions and other relevant locations throughout the city.

Phase 2: Insertion into the complete press run of Newcity’s September 3 Fall Arts Preview + the Chicago distribution of the Sunday New York Times.

Phase 3: On-site distribution at the fair at Navy Pier. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity Assistant Editor-Design Opening

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Newcity seeks an assistant editor to work directly with the editor in building on the foundation of design coverage in Newcity. This is a paid, part-time position, approximately twenty hours a month.

Design, which incorporates architecture and the built environment, and home, fashion, graphic and product design, is a central interest in the lives of our readers. Yet few if any publications give it the attention it deserves, and those that do cover it approach it from a consumerist perspective. We’re more interested in it as an artistic and social practice, with implications for the city and culture at large.

It’s an exciting time to be thinking about design in Chicago, one of the great world centers in its practice.
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Newcity Custom Publishing: Music Box Theatre’s April-May Edition & Beyond

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MBox2.2015NOW BIMONTHLY!

A blockbuster way to reach Lakeview’s residents and Chicago’s film lovers

As one of Chicago’s premier art-film exhibitors, the Music Box Theatre is Lakeview’s leading cultural venue, drawing visitors from around the city on a daily basis. With an active two-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized magazine (32 pages, 5.375 inches wide by 8.375 inches tall) and functions as both a visitors guide to the venue as well as a marketing tool for neighboring and citywide businesses and events.

Distribution: 30,000 circulation includes comprehensive reach of Music Box patrons, plus standalone distribution to more than 200 locations, including local hospitality, retail, restaurant and dedicated news boxes.

Publication Date: March 27

Space Deadline: March 18 (noon)

Artwork Deadline: March 19 (noon)

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Newcity’s Design 50 2015 Coming March 19

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Newcity is pleased to announce the return of our biggest design issue of the year, Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago.

We’ll be chronicling the behind-the-scenes forces who bring Chicago architecture and home, fashion, product and graphic design to life. It’s an insight into Chicago’s arts culture that you can’t find anywhere else, any time.

Newcity’s momentum going into this issue continues its strong trajectory of the last couple years, including a second consecutive annual increase of average print circulation of more than ten percent.

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Newcity Custom Publishing: UChicago Arts Spring 2015 Edition

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UCArtsWinter2015After a Chicago winter, the Hyde Park neighborhood explodes with the spirit of spring, with students, professors and other folks crowding its streets. Not to mention visitors from all over the city drawn to events and programs as part of the University of Chicago’s renowned cultural offerings.

This sees it full manifestation in the dynamic pages of UChicago Arts, a quarterly guide to concerts, exhibitions, lectures, plays, screenings, performances and more at the University of Chicago.

From the Logan Center and the Arts Incubator to Court Theatre and the Smart Museum, the University of Chicago is home to renowned arts destinations, and world-class artists and emerging creators alike. This is the first publication covering the full range of UChicago Arts, and the best chance to reach this intellectually and culturally engaged audience.  Read the rest of this entry »

The State of Newcity: 2015

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020515The current issue of Newcity marks twenty-nine years for us. Whew.

You’ll note that we’ve undertaken a global theme with this issue. While it’s a package of stories (and a poem!) we’re especially proud of, there’s a little bit more at work here, as we’re today launching Newcity Brazil, and thought it a good time to put our “mouth” where our money was.

But first, an update on our progress in our core undertakings. After one of our best years ever in 2013, we posted another ten percent in revenue growth in 2014, fueled by substantial gains in our digital advertising and custom publishing businesses. Print advertising grew as well, but by a modest amount. In these times, we’re just happy to be able to say “print” and “growth” in the same sentence.

As much as we love the new digital arena, we still believe very much in the quality and unique character of print. Last fall, we explored this theme in detail at the Arts Club, in a talk about “The Case for Print,” which you can read here. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity Custom Publishing: Music Box Theatre’s February-March Edition

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MBWinter14_CoverNOW BIMONTHLY!

A blockbuster way to reach Lakeview’s residents and Chicago’s film lovers

As one of Chicago’s premier art-film exhibitors, the Music Box Theatre is Lakeview’s leading cultural venue, drawing visitors from around the city on a daily basis. With an active two-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized magazine (32 pages, 5.375 inches wide by 8.375 inches tall) and functions as both a visitors guide to the venue as well as a marketing tool for neighboring and citywide businesses and events.

Distribution: 30,000 circulation includes comprehensive reach of Music Box patrons, plus standalone distribution to more than 200 locations, including local hospitality, retail, restaurant and dedicated news boxes.

Publication Date: February 5

Space Deadline: January 23 (or when sold out)

Artwork Deadline: January 26

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2015’s Players 50 Take the Newcity Stage on January 22

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01.22.14playersNewcity is pleased to announce the return of our biggest performing arts issue of the year, Players: The Fifty People Who Really Perform in Chicago.

We’ll be chronicling the behind-the-scenes forces who bring Chicago theater, dance, opera, comedy and performance to life. It’s an insight into Chicago’s arts culture that you can’t find anywhere else, any time.

It will be an issue that lovers of the stage cannot miss.

Newcity’s momentum going into this issue continues its strong trajectory of the last couple years, including a second consecutive annual increase of average print circulation of more than ten percent.

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Life 101: Newcity’s Annual Education and Reinvention Issue Coming January 8

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01.09.13Life101Each January, we publish Life 101, an issue dedicated to education and personal reinvention based on the theme “Change Your Life.”  From the casual—a cooking or dance
class, a new workout regime, a topical forum—to continuing ed and degree programs, especially advanced degrees, we seek to offer a sophisticated and useful approach to the universal goal of self-improvement. (In general, we’re targeting an adult population, not pre-college high school kids.)

Other fair game for this edition includes personal health and wellbeing, life coaching and all the other ways we seek to better ourselves.

If education and self-improvement is part, or all, of your mission, we hope you’ll engage with us as we endeavor to create a truly special issue. You won’t connect with a finer audience of voracious knowledge seekers anywhere, we guarantee that. Read the rest of this entry »