GET YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS
IN THE ROLLING THUNDER EXPRESS
The Rolling Thunder Express is continually looking for ways to expand our community news coverage. Here are some common questions and answers about getting your news items in our paper.
1. What type of news do you want?
A: The Rolling Thunder Express is looking for news from non-profit clubs, fraternal orders, service organizations, civic groups, schools and churches. Although we are not a "hard-news" publication, we also welcome routine news from town councils, school boards, planning boards and other civic groups.
2. Is there a charge for printing news items?
A: Absolutely not! Our Around The Towns, Notes of Interest, Express Lines, Scout, Grange and Church news is absolutely free of charge. However, if a non-profit group wishes to place a display ad to promote a fund-raising project, we have a special low rate for this purpose. Contact the Express staff for more details.
3. What is your deadline?
A: We need to have all news items by 5 p.m. Wednesday of each week. Please keep in mind that our space is limited and items received are printed on a first-come, first-served basis.
4. Do I have to type my material before I send it?
A: We would prefer to have it typed, simply because there is less chance of error. Everyone has their own unique style of handwriting; and while we do our best to read it, we're human and do make mistakes.
5. How about pictures?
A: No problem! We need photos - black and white or good-quality color - at the same deadline as the news articles. Just make sure that the persons are clearly identified. And yes, they will be returned if you include a self-addressed stamped envelope or stop into the office and pick them up. Please keep in mind that photos must also fall into our editorial guidelines.
6. What if I have questions?
A: Just call us at 368-2028 or 876-4957 weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Drop us a line at P.O. Box 480, Newport, ME 04953 - or leave us an e-mail at: info@rollingthunderexpress.com
- We'll do our best to help you "Express Your News." -