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 40-48 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 800 subscribers that include government agencies, legislators and residents of the Pendleton community. In addition, the paper is available free at a variety of locations in 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.
Advertising rates (pdf below with specs):
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, 2017
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 grayscale: $5 per column inch
- Full Page (54 column inches) - $270
- Three Quarter Page (30 column inches) - $150
- Half Page (27 column inches) - $140 wide or $135 tall
- Quarter Page (13 column inches) – $65
- Business Card (6 column inches) - $27
- Full Page - $120
- Three Quarter Page - $100
- Half Page - $80
- Quarter Page - $60
- Business Card (6 column inches) - $25
CUJ Ad design Fee
- Full Page - $50
- Three Quarter Page - $40
- Half Page - $30
- Quarter Page - $20
- Business Card or smaller - $10
Tribal Rate for Private Business ads over 3 column inches: $4 per column inch
- Full Page - $216
- Three Quarter Page - $162
- Half Page – $112 wide or tall $108
- Quarter Page - $52
- Business Card (6 column inches) - $24
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.
Memorial ads: Maximum ¼ page $40 for black & white or $70 with color
The CUJ accepts camera-ready copy on slicks, electronically (jump drive, CD) or jpg and pdf by e-mail. We can also create an advertisement with the client. We work in Adobe Indesign on a PC, so electronic files must be compatible.
Birthday and Anniversary Ads:
The CUJ publishes birthday and anniversary ads at a cost of $3 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
Miranda Vega Rector, Reporter/Photographer
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
mail or in person: 46411 Timine Way, Pendleton, OR 97801
For current CUJ's: Visit the homepage of CTUIR.org, and select "Read the Latest CUJ" under the "Most Popular" list.
To read CUJ's from 2015-2017 HERE
The CUJ is a member of the
Native American Journalists Association