Well, come March 9, I will have been the managing editor of The Valley News for six months.
Boy, time flies.
I thought, to mark this occasion, I would discuss a few odds and ends that have come across my desk in the last few weeks.
1) People have been doing a great job with photographs after the column I write a while back that I like to call Photography 101. Photos being sent here are of good quality and most everyone is remembering to send along names of the people in the photos.
I still have received a couple of photos taken with cell phones that could not be used. Please remember to take photos for the newspaper with an actual digital camera and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org as a jpeg attachment. I’ve been trying hard to get photos in the newspaper in a timely fashion.
2) Here are a couple of things everyone should remember when sending in letters to the editor — sign your letter and include your phone number.
I have one sitting on my desk right now with no phone number, which means it will not run until I can hunt down a number and call them. If I can’t find a number to call the writers, the letter won’t run.
3) The schedule for cover photos for the Wednesday Valley News newspapers is just about full. As of Wednesday, Feb. 19, the only dates still open this year are July 2, Aug. 13, Oct. 15, Dec. 10, Dec. 17, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. And those last two December dates are iffy depending on whether the paper publishes on those holidays.
I am always here to answer questions about anything in the paper or take information about possible stories. Just call 598-6397, ext. 31 or email email@example.com