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About Publishers' Auxiliary

Publishers' Auxiliary (Pub Aux) is the only national publication serving America's community newspapers. (Print ISSN 0048-5942 | Online ISSN: 2833-8065)

First published in 1865, Publishers' Auxiliary is also the oldest newspaper serving the newspaper industry. Get your media planner here.


It is a must-read for those in the community newspaper business. It provides valuable and up-to-date information and ideas on the management, operation and production of community newspapers. It is also a valuable source of information about public policy and other issues affecting community newspapers.

Publishers' Auxiliary is also an excellent advertising vehicle for those who sell to newspapers and small businesses. The paper is read by decision makers, many of whom own multiple newspapers.

A digital archive of Publishers' Auxiliary back issues is now available in an interactive online version from Dirxion. This new e-Edition features automated continuation of articles, active links to all websites and emails referenced in the publication, quick-find searches, page specific viewing, e-mail notification and more.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Publishers' Auxiliary staff:

Wendy MacDonald
Sales Director
Trade Show, Advertising & Sponsorship Sales
(913) 461-3721

Kate Decker
Managing Editor
(217) 820-0212






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Editorial guidelines

Editorial guidelines, including information about fees, writers contracts, the Publishers' Auxiliary styleguide and more.

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Editor's Note: Reminder about annual Statement of Ownership

Sep 1, 2023

Since Oct. 1 is a Sunday this year, file by Friday, Sept. 29.

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Correction - May 2023 printed Pub Aux

Jun 1, 2023

The e-issue was corrected, but Nicolet Bank was printed as both Nicolet National Bank and Nikolai Bank. We regret and sincerely apologize for this error.

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Correction ⁠— from Nov. 2021 issue

Dec 1, 2021

Pub Aux staff incorrectly identified Kathy Johnson as ‘Kelly’ Johnson in the November 2021 Pub Aux. Please see the correct caption above. We apologize for this error! 

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Editor's note: 2021 publication schedule

Dec 1, 2020

Publishers’ Auxiliary, under the National Newspaper Association Foundation, will return to monthly printing in 2021. 

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Photo contest

Publishers' Auxiliary is accepting entries for its next quarterly photo contest. 

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