STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP PS FORM 3526

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Transcript STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP PS FORM 3526

STATEMENT OF
OWNERSHIP
PS FORM 3526
Must be FILED with the Post
Office on or before October 1st
Dailies/Multiweeklies must print in
the newspaper no later than
October 10th
Weeklies must print in the
newspaper no later than
October 31st
Choose the very best issue with
good single copies in the month
of September. You do not have to
use the last issue before filing as
you will not have returns for that
issue.
The latest version of the form
can be obtained by:
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Emailing Deannie at [email protected]
Found on our website – www.lcni.com
Found on the postal website - www.usps.com
We suggest you scan the form into a pagination
software, type the data and print to improve
legibility. Use 2 columns wide. DO NOT
PRINT THE 3RD PAGE OF INSTRUCTIONS TO
THE PUBLISHER IN THE NEWSPAPER.
The 1st page:
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Questions 1-9 asks for Publication Information –
name, address, publication number, frequency,
annual subscription price, phone number, contact
information, etc.
Question 10 asks for owner information or corporation
name. This information is different for each operation
and is supplied to you on the memo.
Question 11 asks for bondholder and mortgage
information – everyone should type: NONE and check
the box marked NONE.
Question 12 Tax Status – more than likely will be “Has
Not Changed During Preceding 12 Months”
The 2nd page:
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Question 13 asks for Publication Title
Question 14 asks for the Issue Date for the
data below
Question 15 – has 2 columns. The left
column is an average of the preceding 12
months – use the last 12 months of MCR’s to
get the average. The right column is for the
single issue you have chosen from
September – use the 3541. Specific line #’s
from the 3541 are included
Question 15 (in detail):
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15a Total Number of Copies = press run
15b1 Mailed Outside-County Paid Subs =
out-of county mail (lines B1-B10 sub copies
on all Part B’s)
15b2 Mailed In-County Subs = in-county mail
(lines A1 - A2 sub copies on all Part A’s)
15b3 Paid Distribution Outside the Mail =
employee copies, single copies, NIE copies &
bulk copies
15b4 Paid Distribution by Other Classes = 0
Question 15 (in detail):
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15c Total Paid Distribution = the sum of 15b115b4
15d1 Free Outside-County Copies = sample
copies mailed to out-of-county (lines B1-B10
non-sub copies on all Part B’s)
15d2 Free In-County Copies = sample copies
mailed to in-county (lines A1-A2 non-sub
copies on all Part A’s)
15d3 Free Copies Mailed via USPS = 0
15d4 Free Copies sent outside USPS = 0
Question 15 (in detail):
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15e Total Free Distribution = the sum of
15d1-15d4
15f Total Distribution = add up 15c + 15e
15g Copies not Distributed = returns, office
use copies and all other copies not
distributed
15h Total = the sum of 15f + 15g
15i Percent Paid = take 15c divided by 15f
and then take that times 100
Note: 15a and 15h should match
The rest of the 2nd page:
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Question 16 Publication of Statement of
Ownership – check the box that it is required
& put the date that it will print in your
newspaper
Question 17 Signature & Title of who signs
the report – usually your general manager or
publisher. If you do not have one, your editor
can sign.
Some extras:
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When printed in the newspaper, this report is
counted as NON-ADVERTISING.
Once it prints in the paper, please send a
tearsheet to Deannie Baxter.
If you have competitor’s in your market,
please clip & save their Statement of
Ownerships for reference.