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The Current Newspapers
5185 MacArthur Blvd., NW Suite 102
Washington, DC 20016-0400

Tel: 202-244-7223
Fax: 202-363-9850

Site By Edge Advertising


Inserting your printed materials into the Current Newspapers is easy and effective!

Your menus, flyers, etc will be distributed within our papers on dates you specify and for a fraction of the cost of mailing.
Here's how...

Choose Delivery Area

You choose the zip codes and we insert your printed materials into papers we distribute within those zip codes: home delivered, bulk delivered or both. Click here to see our list for the quantity of papers we distribute within each zip code. 20008 and 20016 can not always be separated accurately.

Insert Rates

Our pricing is very reasonable, a maximum of four cents each – this rate is reduced if you commit to placing any combination of ads and inserts either 6, 13, 26 or 52 times annually.

  Under 20,000 Over 20,000
1 time: $45.00 per 1,000 $43.00 per 1,000
6 times: $43.00 per 1,000 $41.00 per 1,000
13 times: $40.00 per 1,000 $38.00 per 1,000
26 times: $37.00 per 1,000 $35.00 per 1,000
52 times: $35.00 per 1,000 $33.00 per 1,000

Pre prints must be folded to conform to folded newspaper size. (Maximum folded size 7" x 11").
Add an additional $10 per thousand if folding or unusual distribution is required.
All inserts must be delivered to the printer of The Current Newspapers directly by advertiser.
Minimum insertion charge of $200.
Add 2 percent for spoilage.
Payments are accepted via Visa, Mastercard, Amex, check or cash.

Commissionable Rate

Recognized advertising agencies will be invoiced and may take a 15% agency commission if paid by the 20th of the month following publication. Agency must assume financial responsibility for all commissionable advertising placed. Ads must be camera-ready.

Ad Acceptance Policy

Insert Submission and Ordering Instructions

Ordering – Requests to have your printed materials inserted into our papers should be made by noon Friday for Wednesday papers. Discussing an insert is not the same as ordering it; make sure you clearly place your order with your Current salesperson.

Inserts must be delivered directly to our printer BY THE ADVERTISER:

Hand Deliver:
To Gannett Offset/Springfield, 6883 Commercial Drive, Springfield, VA 22159, phone: (703) 642-7358
There should be someone there to receive the boxes WEEKDAYS from 9 to 5 pm.
If no one is at the dock, use the phone at the dock to locate someone to accept them.
If unsuccessful with the dock phone, call Materials & Handling at 202-636-4975.


To Gannett Offset/Springfield, 6883 Commercial Drive, Springfield, VA 22159
We recommend UPS – deliver often and know where to go, or use a Courier Service – can be convenient and affordable, such as Best Messenger at 202-986-0100.

Please IDENTIFY YOUR INSERTS with a routing sheet on the outside of EACH BOX indicating:

  • Current Newspapers
  • Date of Insertion (we publish on Wednesdays)
  • Zip Codes delivered to – or indicate FULL RUN if to all zip codes
  • Indicate whether delivery is to home delivery or bulk delivery or both
  • Total Number of inserts