How To Get Printed / Published

 

Advertising Fayette Publishing produces two weekly newspapers serving Fayette and Coweta counties in Georgia. We also publish Fayette Woman magazine, as well as this and several other websites. It will be our pleasure to discuss advertising options with you.

If you want to buy advertising space in The Citizen’s two print editions or online, you may call 770-719-1880 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Press Option 1 for Classified Advertising or Option 2 for Display Advertising. Our news and sales offices are closed on weekends and some national holidays.

Or you may email to the following addresses:

sales@TheCitizen.com (for display and online advertising)

classifieds@TheCitizen.com (for all classified ads, plus engagements and wedding announcements and anniversaries)

funerals@TheCitizen.com (for all obituaries)

In addition to regular display advertising and classified ads, the following are paid advertising: obituaries, engagement and wedding announcements, and anniversaries of under 50 years.

 

Submit a Classified Our experienced team will help you word your garage sale, help wanted, or any other classified ad (classifieds@TheCitizen.com).

 

Suggest or Submit A Story Send information, photos, and news tips for consideration to our editorial department (news@TheCitizen.com or sports@TheCitizen.com or editor@TheCitizen.com).

How to get printed/published

Follow these steps to get your unpaid information considered for printing in The Citizen and publication in our online edition, TheCitizen.com.

First, please email us first. Emails are the best way to get our attention, NOT telephone calls. We have a small staff. Emails save everybody time, and can be answered at any time of day or night.

Here are our email addresses for news tips and news stories, public relations releases, sports, events, church and community announcements:

news@TheCitizen.com

editor@TheCitizen.com

sports@TheCitizen.com

If you have a question about anything not covered in this set of directions, please EMAIL us for fastest response.

In order to get your information/photo printed in a newspaper and online, please consider both our needs and our limitations in getting this emailed information into a printed form and on our website.

1. How the information is described in the all-important SUBJECT line — We receive between 600 and 1,000 emails a day. Please help your chances of even being seen and recognized by including EXACT and SPECIFIC information in the subject line about EXACTLY what the email is about. “Press Release” and nothing else just doesn’t do the job.

2. Be careful about file format used to send us your information. It’s easiest for us (read: more likely to receive timely processing) if the information is contained in text form within the body text of the email message. Use cut-and-paste from Word or your word processing program.

3. It gets harder for us to process your information if it comes in a pdf or as an attachment. The simple formula is pdf = more steps for us. If it’s routine, and in a difficult to process format, it falls to the bottom of our to-do list.

4. We CANNOT extract photos or graphics that are embedded within a pdf or Word file. Forget that photo; it’s not going to make it into print or online, unless you send the photo as a separate graphic file.

5. If you want to see the photo in print, you have to send a file large enough for print use. Send your photos in high resolution, preferably above 1 megabytes and below 10 megabytes per file in jpg, tiff, or png file formats. If the photo is intended ONLY for online use, smaller file sizes are OK, so long as the files are ABOVE 100 kilobytes each (in jpg, tiff, or png file formats). If you have multiple photos in large file sizes, send each photo in a separate email. A good measure: Keep the email file itself with all attachments under 10 megabytes.

6. Information sent in file formats like PowerPoint,Excel spreadsheets and “windat” email attachments is difficult for us to process into usable text. Unless it’s something we have explicitly requested in that format or unless the information is of “Stop the presses!” caliber, we will just disregard those file formats. Routine news releases in those formats will be discarded.

7. We want and need information and photos contributed from our readers. We ask you to please make it easier for us to get that information through our editorial systems to the general public.

8. YOU write what you want to see printed/published. We will edit it as needed. A laundry list of factoids is not a news story. Neither is a pdf “flyer” of a coming event.

9. In most cases, YOU take the photograph and email it to us. With our small staff, we just cannot send somebody to every event worthy of coverage. Include identifying information in your email about what each photo depicts, including the date of the photo, where it was taken, who took it and who shows up in it, left to right, front to back.

10. For opinions, including letters to the editor, email to editor@TheCitizen.com. For your letter to be printed, we need your street address and daytime phone number (neither of which will be printed) and your city of residence (which will be printed). Your editorial submission is subject to editing for length, grammar, spelling and general intelligibility. Emails are preferred. Hard copy opinions must be typeset and may be delayed in appearing in print. No libelous material will be printed or published.

 

ABOUT REMOVING MATERIAL ALREADY PUBLISHED:

The Citizen publishes online a report of arrests in Fayette County. The information is furnished to us from local law enforcement agencies and is compliant with Georgia’s Open Records law.

From time to time, individuals seek to have names removed from those published public records. The following has been our policy since 1993 and continues today:

(1) If the error is ours, we will correct it (typo, misprint, transposition, etc.), but NOT remove it.

Or (2) If the item involves an arrest, and if you can produce official, documented, written evidence from the arresting agency that arresting officials made an error in arresting you or an error in releasing to us the report of your arrest (a typo, misprint, misspelling or an error in reporting the official charges), then we will correct the historical record.

Otherwise, we reproduce as accurately as possible the official record of arrests by law enforcement agencies in Fayette County. In doing so, we operate in compliance with Georgia law and under the legal doctrine known as “limited privilege.”

We do NOT remove the published record of engagements, marriages, graduations, divorces, etc.

It is our long-standing policy NOT to alter the historical record, absent the compelling reasons detailed above.

— Published 05-15-15

Cal Beverly, editor

 

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Brick-and-Mortar Information (Where we are physically located)

310 B. North Glynn Street, Fayetteville, GA 30214 770-719-1880