column inch

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column inch

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a unit of measurement for advertising space, one inch deep and one column wide
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col′umn inch′


n.
type or space one column wide and 1 in. (2.54 cm) deep, used esp. in measuring printed advertisements.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.column inch - a unit of measurement for advertising space
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
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At the time I was earning 10 cents per column inch for my meeting stories (and 35 cents per inch for features) and my pay would just about get me gas money each week.
My local newspaper recently ran the obituary of an obviously much-beloved woman who "spent her formidable years in Providence." Like most large city dailies, my paper has long since jettisoned staff-written obituaries in favor of paid announcements -- written by the family of the deceased -- charged at the not-inconsequential rate of $53 to $65 dollars per column inch. Although the paper's Web site maintains that letting families submit their own unedited text leaves them "in control," I wonder if they are instead left in a lurch.
Rate for obituary notices: $1 per word or $55 per column inch (the lower amount) plus GST.
If the insertion order is for two months, the cost is $110 per column inch per insertion and includes a 60-day free Web listing.