How to Submit Articles and Photographs – Tribune

How to Submit Articles and Photos

Article submissions and story ideas are welcome! We do our very best to get as much community news in each issue as possible.

Submissions for publication are due by 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the next issue’s publication date. The Tribune Press Reporter is published every Wednesday. Story ideas can be submitted at anytime, but may take time to be fully developed by our reporting staff.

 

Supported file formats:

TEXT: Rich Text Format (.rtf) is the preferred format for text submissions. However, Microsoft Word (.doc) and PDF files are also supported.

PHOTO: High resolution JPEG (.jpg) or TIF (.tif) files are supported. If image resolution is too low, images may not be publishable. Additional details – see below.

 

Email article submissions, story ideas and photos to: tribune@dewittmedia.com

 

PHOTOS should be submitted with a cutline/description identifying each individual pictured, along with the name of the person’s hometown. Please include the name and contact information of the photographer to verify any copyright permissions.

 

Please note the following when submitting a photo:

  1. Even though cell phones can take great pictures these days, our printing presses can tell the difference. Please use an ACTUAL DIGITAL CAMERA set to the HIGHEST IMAGE SETTING/RESOLUTION so that your photos will be as large as possible. Most often, photos taken with a cell phone are not able to be published.
  2. When organizing group photos, have your subjects stand as close together as possible so their faces (really the most important part of the photo) will be prominent. Make sure subjects are lined up enough so that a cutline identifying their names is possible (i.e. front row, left to right…) For publication purposes, “posed” photographs showing faces are almost always better than “action shots.” 
  3. If your subjects are standing in shade, use your flash as fill. Otherwise, your camera may read the surrounding light and render your subjects’ faces too dark. Photos that are too dark are not able to be published. Also use your flash if your subjects are standing against a brightly lit background for the same reason as above.
  4. Send your photo file to us in its native format and not via another program or organizing software (i.e. Picasa, Snapfish, AOL, Yahoo). Other programs can compress photos into a size that isn’t usable in print.
  5. Please do not send us a copyrighted photograph unless it is accompanied by permission from the photographer for us to reproduce. If we have doubts about the photograph potentially being copyrighted and submitted without permission, we will not publish it.

 

Obituary in the Tribune Press Reporter 

The cost to print an obituary in the Tribune Press Reporter  newspaper is: $4.00 per column inch (obit will need to be set up to determine cost including any photographs); $30 minimum

Submissions for publication are due by 5 p.m. the Friday prior to the next issue’s publication date. The Tribune Press Reporter (Colfax Messenger) is published every Wednesday.

Supported file formats:

TEXT: Rich Text Format (.rtf) is the preferred format for text submissions. However, Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) and PDF files are also supported.

PHOTO: High resolution JPEG (.jpg) or TIF (.tif) files are supported. If image resolution is too low, images may not be publishable.

email to: tribune@dewittmedia.com 

 

Birth, Wedding and Engagement Announcement in the Tribune Press Reporter 

Text to print a birth, wedding or engagement announcement in the Tribune Press Reporter is FREE. It is $10 to add a photograph to the announcement.

Submissions for publication are due by 5 p.m. the Friday prior to the next issue’s publication date. The Tribune Press Reporter is published every Wednesday.

 

Supported file formats:

TEXT: Rich Text Format (.rtf) is the preferred format for text submissions. However, Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) is also supported.

PHOTO: High resolution JPEG (.jpg) or TIF (.tif) files are supported. If image resolution is too low, images may not be publishable.

email to:  tribune@dewittmedia.com