IN THE ROLLING THUNDER EXPRESS
The Rolling Thunder
Express is continually looking for
ways to expand our community news
coverage. Here are some common questions
and answers about getting your news items
in our paper.
|1. What type of news
do you want?
Rolling Thunder Express is looking for news
from non-profit clubs, fraternal orders,
service organizations, civic groups, schools
and churches. Although we are not a
"hard-news" publication, we also welcome
routine news from town councils, school
boards, planning boards and other civic
|2. Is there a charge
for printing news items?
A: Absolutely not! Our Around The
Towns, Notes of Interest, Express Lines,
Scout, Grange and Church news is absolutely
free of charge. However, if a non-profit group
wishes to place a display ad to promote a
fund-raising project, we have a special low
rate for this purpose. Contact the
Express staff for more details.
|3. What is your
A: We need to have all news items by
5 p.m. Wednesday of each week. Please keep in
mind that our space is limited and items
received are printed on a first-come,
|4. Do I have to type
my material before I send it?
A: We would prefer to have it typed,
simply because there is less chance of error.
Everyone has their own unique style of
handwriting; and while we do our best to read
it, we're human and do make mistakes.
|5. How about
A: No problem! We need photos -
black and white or good-quality color - at the
same deadline as the news articles. Just make
sure that the persons are clearly identified.
And yes, they will be returned if you include
a self-addressed stamped envelope or stop into
the office and pick them up. Please keep in
mind that photos must also fall into our
|6. What if I have
A: Just call us at 368-2028 or
876-4957 weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Drop us
a line at P.O. Box 480, Newport, ME 04953 - or
leave us an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- We'll do our best
to help you "Express Your News." -