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How To Send A Press Release

The Newtown Bee depends on those contributing information for publication to provide both correct and complete details, in a timely fashion, so that the paper can provide the exposure it requires with enough lead time for readers to both take notice, and to plan to respond — especially if the notice involves a dated activity.

Notifications should be submitted as far in advance of any activity as possible.

Receiving notices less than two weeks out from a dated event provides little opportunity to promote it, and little time for readers to plan to respond to or attend activities being advertised in the release. A flyer is not a press release and may not contain all details needed to communicate information. Please keep press releases to the point: who, what, when, where, and briefly why. Include pertinent contact information for readers, as well as contact information should editors have questions (daytime phone, e-mail, website information).

Excessive descriptors will be edited down for space or completely out, depending on available space. Double check that dates, days and times are accurate, as well as spellings of names before submitting a press release. Check that hyperlinks are accurate.

Photos submitted with a press release must include identification of any people in photograph, from left to right, first and last names, as well as any other information as to when, where photo was taken, and photographer’s name. Photos appear as space permits.

Please see above listings for deadlines for the various Newtown Bee sections, as well as the appropriate editor to receive a press release; or submit to editor@thebee.com, subject line Press Release and indicative of event.

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