The CUJ was started in the late 1970s. It was published sporadically through the mid-1980s, then abandoned for several years before it was restarted on a random basis. The paper began publishing monthly again in August of 1994. Its first full-time editor was hired in 1996.
The Confederated Umatilla Journal, a monthly publication that averages 40-52 tabloid-sized pages, is produced by the CTUIR's CommunicationsOffice. On the first Thursday of each month, 6,000 to 7,000 copies are printed and distributed by various methods. All CTUIR tribal members receive the paper by mail, with another 1,000 subscribers that include government agencies, legislators and residents of the Pendleton community. In addition, the paper is available for free at a variety of locations in Mission and Pendleton, including the Chamber of Commerce, city and college library, Umatilla County Court House and several retail outlets.
The CUJ is mailed, free of charge, to all CTUIR Tribal member households.
Mail subscriptions are available to anyone who is not enrolled as a member of the CTUIR for $15 a year or $28 for two years.
The CUJ tabloid page, run on a 30-inch web, is 9.83 inches wide by 13.5 inches deep. Set up on a four-column format, each column measures 2.33 inches wide. (2columns - 4.83 inches wide, 3 columns - 7.3 inches wide.)
As of Jan. 1, 2020
4 column tabloid format
1 column – 2.33 inches
2 column – 4.83 inches
3 column – 7.3 inches
4 column – 9.8 inches
Open rate Black & White: $5 per column inch
- Full Page (54 column inches) - $297
- Three Quarter Page (30 column inches) - $223
- Half Page (27 column inches) - $149
- Quarter Page (13 column inches) – $72
- Business Card (6 column inches) - $33
For Spot Color (1 color; text only), and an additional:
- $30 for all sizes except for business card size
- $10 for business card size
Full Color (4 colors)
- Full Page - $120
- Three Quarter Page - $100
- Half Page - $80
- Quarter Page - $60
- Business Card (6 column inches) - $25
Job announcements: Text only & under 50 words is free. Announcements over 50 words will have a text box around it with a black and white logo. It will then be measured and charged accordingly.
Birthday and Anniversary Ads:
The CUJ publishes birthday and anniversary ads at a cost of $5 for a 3 inch ad.
Birthday/anniversay ads are due by the advertising deadline day, and must be prepaid.
Birthday ads not paid for in advance will not be published.
* Deadlines for Ads, News, and Publish dates are listed in a PDF below. *
To submit news or ads, contact the CUJ:
Wil Phinney, Editor
541-429-7394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Brown, CUJ Reporter
541-429-7368 or email@example.com
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
mail or in person: 46411 Timine Way, Pendleton, OR 97801
For current CUJ's:
To read CUJ's from 2015-2019 visit our online Issuu page.
The CUJ is a member of the
Native American Journalists Association