About The Observer

The Observer is the collegewide bi-monthly student newspaper of Broward College. The Observer offers student editors and reporters the opportunity to learn about writing, editing, photography, graphic design, and desktop publishing. Any student, no matter what major, enrolled at the college, can work for the paper. A limited number of institutional scholarships are available to student editors. In addition, The Observer is widely recognized for its excellence and has won numerous state and individual awards. Visit our website at https://thebrowardcollegeobserver.com

Our Team & Alumni

Advertising Inquiries

Jennifer Shapir​o, Coordinator

Observer Ad Rates and Dates 2018 - 2019

Deadline Publication
August 1 August 21
August 29 September 11
September 12 September 25
September 26 October 9
October 10 October 23
October 24 November 6
November 7 November 20

Deadline Publication
December 21 January 15
January 16 January 29
January 30 February 12
February 13 February 26
March 6 March 19
April 10 April 23

Size Single Ad 6 or More Ads (each)
classified * $15.00 $10.00
1/8 page $125.00 $100.00
1/4 page $200.00 $150.00
1/2 page $350.00 $250.00
full page $475.00 $400.00

* No more than thirty (30) words

Contract Information

A contract is for ads placed in six or more editions during the 2018-2019 school year (August 2018-April 2019). Ads do not have to run consecutively.

Publication and billing information

The Observer is a full-color, tabloid, 5 columns x 224 lines (10 x 16"), published twice monthly on Tuesdays during Terms I and II. Ads should be emailed to Jennifer Shapiro at jshapiro@broward.edu. Ads must be output-ready, 300 DPI resolution in PDF or JPG files. Specific positioning may be available upon written request. There is a 15% sur-charge for special positioning.

The Observer offers ad design starting at $50 depending on the size, complexity, and number of times the ad will run.

On approved credit, all accounts are payable within thirty (30) days.
We reserve the right to alter any files received if they vary from established size requirements.
All rates and conditions are subject to change without notice.

The Vault

For all back issues and to receive a free PDF of any previous Observer issue, please send an email to Jennifer Shapiro, jshapiro@broward.edu. Please include any information you can pertaining to your request. Thank you.

Contact Us

Got a news tip or story idea? Want to work or advertise with us?

Call us at 954-201-8877 or email us at theobserverbc@gmail.com

We are located on South Campus! Building 68, Room 268, 7200 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL​