Lisa Sheldon, Guest Writer
This week’s Publisher’s Desk is a reminder of the
whens and whys of the deadlines for the Chronicle.
The weekly publication date of the Chronicle is
Thursday and the newspaper is entered into the post office and hits the
news-stands on Wednesday. The work to get the newspaper out each week is
an ongoing process and deadlines are a necessity.
One thing to remember as you are planning to get
information out about an upcoming event is that you need to get the
information to the newspaper as early as possible. If it is something
you can get to us a week in advance, that’s great, but if it arrives
after the newspaper is printed, there is nothing that can be done.
Planning ahead will help insure that your event, meeting or other
happening is properly publicized.
All articles and pictures must be submitted to the
office by Monday at 4 p.m. of the week you would like to have them in
the newspaper. The deadline is the same for classified and display ads.
Legal ads need to be in the office by 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the
week you need them to appear in the paper.
All submitted items must be signed and have a phone
number of the person submitting the information.
These are not arbitrary deadlines that we just
decided on, these are the times we need to have the information in the
office in order to have the time we need to get the information prepared
to go into the newspaper.
We do not guarantee that all submitted information
will appear in that week’s edition of the Chronicle and we reserve the
right to edit all submissions.
Emailing is the most effective way to submit most
information, and you will have a record of it being sent. Information
firstname.lastname@example.org receives an automatic reply. You may
also drop information off at our office at 353 Main St., Grantsville,
fax it to 304-354-6917, or mail it to Calhoun Chronicle, P.O. Box 400,
Grantsville, WV 26147.
No matter how you submit your information, always
include your signature (name, if e-mailed) and phone number for
verification or if we need to contact you for additional information..
Payments for all classified and display ads are
required in advance, unless credit has been established.
If you have any questions about submitting
information, how to place an ad, or anything else regarding the
newspaper, call us Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at
354-6917, or email