Q&A: Change in public notice advertisement


From Franklin Township Informer (Indian­apolis):

Q: The newspaper had a public notice advertisement scheduled to run Aug. 20 and Sept. 3. It ran Aug. 20, but prior to running in the Sept. 3 issue the newspaper received an email with 12 changes to the notice.

Does this constitute as a different notice? Am I correct that when a notice runs twice we are only paid once? 

A: If the changes were corrections, I’d call the second version a continuation of the original notice. If a notice runs twice, yes, you only get paid once and only turn in a publisher’s claim form once, but you use a per-line rate in the bill to reflect that the notice ran twice.

There also are different prices for notices that run three or four times.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.