The Breeze, James Madison University’s student newspaper, is the core of our student media group. The Breeze provides news and advertising for a growing population at one of Virginia’s finest public institutions. The Breeze is published on Mondays and Thursdays during the academic year and distributed free of charge to JMU and the surrounding communities.

A 2011 survey showed that 81 percent of the JMU community gets its news about JMU and Harrisonburg from The Breeze, a far greater percentage than any other local news source. Additionally, 76 percent said they read The Breeze either every time it comes out or once a week.

With a circulation of 7,000, The Breeze serves a readership of more than 22,000, including more than 18,000 students, 3,000 faculty and staff, and members of the Harrisonburg community. In addition, local businesses receive more than 1,000 free copies of The Breeze for their patrons.

The Breeze also publishes numerous special sections, an annual guide for new students, an online site and a quarterly magazine, all increasing your advertising options among the students and faculty of James Madison University.

The newspaper has won numerous editorial and advertising awards over its 85-year history.

In addition to the twice-weekly newspaper, The Breeze publishes a quarterly lifestyles magazine, this Web site, an annual guide to the university and several special sections.

For questions, please contact The Breeze advertising office at (540) 568-6127

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