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Community Relations

A Guide to getting your news in The Nassau Guardian

Every day The Nassau Guardian receives scores of news tips and press releases from community and business leaders, government workers, parents, students and people from all over New Providence and the Family Islands. Many tips become items in The Nassau Guardian and pn thenassauguardian.com. Some even provide the first break in a major story that has a profound impact on affairs in the country.

Unfortunately, there is never enough space in any single edition to print everything that is called in, e-mailed or faxed into our newsroom. We cannot guarantee that your press release, letter to the editor or story idea will be printed.

Here are some hints on how to give your story idea and/or press release the best chance of being used:

• Decide which section of the newspaper would be most interested in your story. If it is in connection with high school sports, contact the sports editor; local business, the business editor; local news, the news editor; lifestyles, the lifestyles editor.  E-mail is the best way to make an initial contact, but you may also call or write a letter.

• If your story is in connection with something you read in The Nassau Guardian, contact the reporter whose byline is on the article. The e-mail address of Guardian reporters is printed at the bottom of every story by-line in the newspaper.

• Include as many names and facts as you can. And remember, even if you don't include the other side of the story, The Nassau Guardian will cover both sides in the interest of fairness.

• Do not expect to be paid. As a matter of policy, The Nassau Guardian neither accepts gifts or payments from people who offer news or information, nor does it pay for news tips it receives. Do not be discouraged to discover your story has already been covered or that somebody else has submitted the information before you. Instead, continue to keep The Nassau Guardian in mind and call again the next time you think you have a news item.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2011 01:58