DENTON PUBLICATIONS - PR TOOLKIT
Purpose: To empower organizations, clubs and businesses to become part of the newspaper process
Submit your news today.
The Denton Publications staff invites all civic groups, clubs, community organizations and businesses to submit their press releases, event photos, and calendar items for inclusion in our weekly newspaper and website.
5 EASY STEPS
- Assign a publicity person.
- Select a newsworthy topic (special event, promotion, fundraising campaign, etc.).
- Write a press release with the basic information (photos are optional).
- Send the press release and/or photos to the newspaper editor.
- Read about your organization, club or business in an upcoming issue.
We’ve included these tools to help you make submissions, including specifications, deadlines and contact information.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Denton Publications Editorial Department: John Gereau, Managing Editor, Denton Publications, 14 Hand Ave., Elizabethtown, NY 12932, firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 873-6368, ext. 214.
PRESS RELEASES & PHOTOS
WHAT to send
Send press releases about your news or events using a standard press release format:
•Media contact: name, mailing address, phone number and email address.
•Date of release
•Body of text: basics of who, what, where, when, why and how
•A person to contact for more information, including phone, email address, and/or website
•Caption and photo credit for any photo attachments
Do NOT send flyers or posters and expect us to write the press release for you.
•Word count: Try to keep press releases to a maximum of 500 words. We reserve the right to trim the text as needed for space, so make sure the important information is at the top.
•Photo specifications: Send the photos as large as you can (minimum of 300 dpi at 6 inches wide). Horizontal photos work best for our layout. Make sure they are color and in focus.
WHERE and HOW to send it
Press releases can be sent different ways, but we prefer to receive them by email.
•Email: Send either as a Word attachment or by copying the text and pasting it into the message. Do NOT send press releases as PDFs. See email addresses below.
•Website: At www.denpubs.com, find the “About” button at the top (far right) and click on “Contact the Editor.” Fill out the form and click “Submit Form” to send.
•Fax: (518) 873-6360
•Snail mail: 14 Hand Ave., Elizabethtown, NY 12932
WHEN to send it
Deadline: 5 p.m. Monday
Lead time: We suggest that people send their press releases at least two weeks prior to the event date. That gives us enough time to get the release into the system, edit it, assign it to an issue, and put it on the page.
Print date: Newspapers are dated Saturday, but they are usually delivered by Thursday.
•What to send: Make sure to include name of event, place, address, time, brief description, cost, and contact name and phone number. Email address and website are optional.
•Website: At www.denpubs.com, find the “Events button at the top of the page and click on “Submit and Event.” Fill out the form and click “Submit Form” to send.
•Email: Send either as a Word attachment or by copying the text and pasting it into the message. Do NOT send calendar items as PDFs. See email addresses below.
WHO TO SEND NEWS TO
Denton Publications: John Gereau, Managing Editor, email@example.com (518) 873-6368 x214
Adirondack Journal: Thom Randall, editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 504-4376
News Enterprise: Andy Flynn, Assistant Managing Editor, email@example.com, (518) 873-6368 x213.
North Countryman & The Burgh: Stephen Bartlett, editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 335-2783
Times of Ti: Fred Herbst, editor, email@example.com, (518) 585-9871
Valley News: Keith Lobdell, editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 873-6368 x216