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News Writing:In a press release, cover the 5 W's: Who, What, Where, When and Why. Keep it simple; give a contact person's phone number.
Photographers:Digital photography is a growing interest among our readers and we invite you to submit news photographs or striking scenery pictures that you have taken with your own camera. Digital images should be at least 600 kilobytes in size. When taking colour photographs, try to place the subject(s) against a background that will provide some contrast. For example, if someone is wearing red or a dark colour, have him or her stand in front of a light-coloured background. Always check to see what objects are behind your subjects. An action photograph which shows people doing something, whether it's singing on stage, clearing debris from a park to improve the environment, or working on the Internet, is far more interesting than those same people standing and staring at the camera. Put life in your photographs!
If you are sending us photographs by e-mail, keep in mind that we require photographs at a 300-line-per-inch resolution. For example, if your camera is taking a photograph that shows a measurement of 30 inches on the screen, with a 72 dpi resolution, send us that image. DO NOT send us a thumbnail of your picture.
Don't send thumbnails:
If your e-mail service offers you the choice to reduce the size of your photograph to send it by e-mail, say NO and instead, send us the largest and/or original version of the digital photograph. The better the quality of what you send to us, the better the end result. If your photograph is of poor quality, we will not be able to publish it. Remember that we may be enlarging the photograph considerably from the size you are seeing on your computer monitor.
We also ask that you name your photograph with a short, but with a precise name. Do not name your photo "girl with award", but rather, "Claire Smith with award". Photos with exclusively numerical names are not recommended.
Please see above for more about sending submissions by e-mail.
Send a Letter to the Editor:Letters to the Editor should be brief and to the point. The editor reserves the right to edit letters for grammar, length and good taste. Letters to the Editor are a forum for readers to express opinions on the issues of the day.
Please include your name, address and telephone number for verification purposes. Your telephone number will not be published. The Review does not publish anonymous letters. Please see above for more about sending submissions by e-mail.
Try to touch on local events, or local or national issues. A long list thank-you's to local businesses is not a letter to the editor.
Keep it Brief. The maximum length for most letters is 200 words -- which is really short. The best thing to do is read the letters section of The Review before you writer your letter. If you send a letter that is too long, repetitive, or doesn't make a point effectively, it will be edited.
Be concise and get to the point. Consider carefully the message that you want to get across and explain the thinking behind your point, using facts to illustrate it and including references that an uninformed reader may need to get the gist of your point.
Make sure your facts are right; check various sources.
Avoid form letters; make your letter as personal as you can. Tell how an issue affects you. Say why you are writing a letter to the editor.
Feel free to criticize. You can criticize just about everything: the newspaper you are writing to, or the tone or content of a previously-published news item, but be polite. Insults and offensive or derogatory comments will not be published
Be sure to spell-check your letter. Have someone else check your letter for you. If you are not sure about the tone or direction of your letter, sleep on it. Review your letter one last time before you send it.
Don't grind axes here. Write from the heart and with the best of intentions. A letter to the editor is NOT an opportunity to get even with a group, an individual or a business. A letter to the editor is NOT an opportunity to boast about your good points if you are seeking election. A letter to the editor is NOT the place to make accusations or call someone's character or business practices into question.
Submit a "Bouquet or Brick":
E-mail us your bouquet or brick to be published on the Editorial/Opinion page. For this week's example see the Reader's Opinion Page. Please see above for more about sending submissions by e-mail.