Letters to the Editor Policy
It is the policy of the Williams Pioneer Review to encourage reader participation on its editorial page. Diverse and varied opinions are welcomed. Because of space limitations, we reserve the right to edit, or omit submitted letters. Letters of 200 words or less will be published unless they contain language or content that the editors feel is inappropriate.
Examples of content that will cause letters to be rejected include the following:
- Confusing or unclear points.
- Crude language.
- Poor taste.
- Disrespectful comments regarding a group’s or individual’s ethnicity, gender, religion, culture, sexual orientation or race.
- Other incendiary language or remarks.
- Endorsements for or complaints about individually named commercial products or services.
- Personal tributes, attacks or thank yous.
The Williams Pioneer Review will not knowingly publish factually incorrect information.
Only letters written exclusively to the newspaper will be published. Letters to a third party or those written to more than one newspaper are not accepted.
Letters written in response to other letter writers should address the issue at hand and, rather than mentioning the writer by name, should refer to the headline and date the letter was published. Discourse should be civil and people should be referred to in a respectful manner. Letters referring to news stories should also mention the headline and date of publication.
All letters must be signed and include the writer’s street address or route address telephone number, which will be used for verification purposes only. The Name of the Writer and City will be published with the letter. On Rare circumstances the initials of the writer will be published with the name of the city in which the writer resides. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.
Letters to the editor must be submitted three days prior to deadline posted on our homepage or published in the newspaper. Letters can be submitted to email@example.com, or mailed to PO Box 1124, Williams, Ca 95987.
Article Submission Policy
It is the policy of the Williams Pioneer Review to encourage reader submission of newsworthy events. Due to our limited staff, we often accept press releases with open arms. The Williams Pioneer Review reserves the right to edit, or omit submitted articles. Articles of 750 words or less will be published unless they contain language or content that the editors feel is inappropriate. Below is a guideline of submitted articles:
- Have a legitimate news angle (announcing something new and/or timely)
- Contain proper attribution
- Be news from the company actually submitting the news
- Have an objective tone — not be written in casual first person language (I, we, you, etc)
- Not contain overt sales language (Are YOU looking for ways to make money online??” “Buy now!!!”)
- Not be from a site that offers adult products and services, escort services, illegal products and services, scams and pyramid schemes, or iPhone unlocking products
- Not be a duplicate of a previously submitted press release
- Not contain excessive links
- Contain a valid email and phone number
- Be at least 250 words
Articles and Press Releases must be submitted three days prior to deadline posted on our homepage or published in the newspaper. Articles and Press Releases can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to PO Box 1124, Williams, Ca 95987.
Community Brief Policy
It is the policy of the Williams Pioneer Review to encourage reader submission of community events and functions. Due to our limited staff, we often accept notices with open arms, however, the Williams Pioneer Review reserves the right to edit, or omit submitted articles. Community Briefs of 100 words or less will be published unless they contain language or content that the editors feel is inappropriate.Below is a guideline of submitted articles:
- Community Briefs must be sent via email, fax or by US Mail.
- Community Briefs sent via email must be sent in the body of the email on in a Microsoft Word Document. Any other format will be rejected. In addition, excessive use of spaces, and tabs to create the illusion of formatting is unacceptable. Any submission that requires us to remove spaces and/or tabs will be rejected and the sender will be asked to correct before we will accept the submission.
- Community Briefs that run weekly on in a constant basis are ran only when space is applicable. The Williams Pioneer Review reserves the right not to run any community brief for any reason at any given time without explanation. This is a FREE service to the community and paid content paves president over non paid content.
- If an individual or organization wishes to keep their brief in the publication on a permanent basis a fee of $10 per week or $40 per month will be charged. A paid brief will remain in our community briefs for the entire paid period and will not be removed due to space limitations.
- Community Briefs can not be submitted by businesses promoting a sale, going out of business, or grand opening (unless organized with the Chamber of Commerce).
Community Briefs must be submitted three days prior to deadline posted on our homepage or published in the newspaper. Submissions can be sent to email@example.com, or mailed to PO Box 1124, Williams, Ca 95987.
The Williams Pioneer Review has the photos that are printed and published in our news publication available for a fee. Photo requests must be submitted to the publisher of the publication with the intent of the photo, size, and mailing information. The publisher will then determine if the reprint will be granted or denied. Photo requests that have been granted will only be available for private use, and can not be duplicated, used in any promotions, or distributed without prior notification and permission to the publisher. Purchasing a reprint does not give you rights to the full use of the photo. Failure to follow these rules will result in prosecution.
Photo Requests are generally granted when the photo is taken by one of our staff members. The Photo will have a by-line of (Staff Photo). If the photo has a photographers name listed after the by line, then permission must be aquired from the photographer and royalty fees will be charge.
Photo requests can take 10 to 30 days to process. Payment must be received in full prior to mailing the copies of the photo.