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For businesses looking to join a real conversation about Lafayette, Straight News Online has the power to bring our community’s best and brightest ideas to light.

Meeting people where they are, our reporting, events and civic engagement positions advertisers and sponsors as local leaders deeply invested in Lafayette.

We are the only local news organization striving to answer Lafayette's big questions and taking a data-informed approach to the issues our community cares deeply about.

Our Audience

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Engaged, Invested, Informed

  • 6,000+ newsletter subscribers
  • 20,000+ monthly active web users
  • 135,000+ monthly social impressions

Local Coverage

Hub Citizen

Engaging citizens in local government with real stories, events + our award-winning voter guide. We help our community be what it wants to be.

Health Beat

In partnership with generous local funders, we've brought on board Lafayette's first full-time health reporter.

Local Events

Undercurrent Awards

Our flagship annual event celebrates Lafayette's wavemakers - those making a difference who often go unnoticed.

Current In Design Awards

We spotlight the people and places making Lafayette a better place to live, work and play.

Big Towns

Convening movers & shakers from America's mid-sized cities, this conference brings
bright ideas to Lafayette.

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Newsletter Advertising - With an average open rate of 56%, our two weekly newsletters feature both banner and in-text ads promoting our valued partners and sponsors.
  • Online Advertising - Our award-winning website offers excellent visibility and great click-thru rates for your banner ad.
  • Sponsored Content - Your compelling narrative and imagery highlighted front and center on our home page.
  • Social Media Advertising - On location at your location, we offer the opportunity to feature your product, event and/or people in our weekly wrap-up videos on Instagram.
  • Live Event Sponsorship - Put your best foot forward at Undercurrent Awards, Current In Design Awards or one of our live journalism events.
  • Special Project Partnership - We're smart, scrappy and always game to try something new. Got an idea for a special project or partnership? We'd love to hear it.

Our Partners & Advertisers

If you would like to learn more about advertising and sponsorship opportunities, receive our media kit or discuss rates, please contact us. We look forward to working with you.

Contact Us

Johanna Divine

Johanna Divine
General Manager

[email protected]

Christiaan Mader

Christiaan Mader
Founder/Editor

[email protected]