The Compass: Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay
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June 15, 2001 Issue
Editorial

Publicize your parish

Tips given to get stories in The Compass


By Tony Staley
Compass Editor

Frequently, we're asked, "How do we get something published in The Compass?" Occasionally, we hear another variant, "Why doesn't our news get published in The Compass?"

The answer to the first question is easy: Send us some information, be it a flyer or a write-up about any event or item of general interest and we'll run a story or a calendar listing about it in an upcoming issue. The definition of "general interest" is simple: Does this have any value or interest to people beyond this specific parish or group or, to put it another way, "would I read or care about it if I weren't involved?"

The answer to the second question is often simple too: No information was sent to The Compass and therefore, we didn't know about it. Or sometimes, the information was sent, but it arrived too late to include in the paper.

So here are the general rules: Send information on items of general interest at least two weeks in advance. Include the name and phone number of someone who can answer questions about the event. Send the information to: The Compass, P.O. Box 23825, Green Bay WI 54305; by e-mail, [email protected]; or by fax, (920) 437-9356.



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