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How do I get my … into the newspaper?

We want to help you get your items into the newspaper. We set aside a large amount of our news space each week for reader-submitted content — from photos to announcements, to sports, business and news briefs. We can make no guarantees on when a submitted item will run and we edit all items to conform to the style of The Republic and the Associated Press.

Readers who want a piece of information to appear in exactly the format they submit it, on the day they choose and on the page they want it to appear, should consider buying an ad. Our advertising department can be reached at 812-379-5652 or advertise@therepublic.com.

The links below outline how to get various news-related items into The Republic. If you ever are in doubt, you can e-mail a submission to editorial@therepublic.com, fax 812-379-5711 or call 812-379-5633, and we will help you get it into the paper.

News submissions

News tips: To alert our editors, reporters and photographers to breaking news, community issues, events, features or other news possibilities, send us an e-mail at editorial@therepublic.com, fill out the form here or call 812-379-5633.

Obituaries: We run short, free obituaries each day on the On the Record page. We also run paid obituaries on that page that are longer and may include a photo.

The free listings are limited to very basic information, and the person who died must have a local connection.

We prefer to get this directly from funeral homes. If you need us to provide a free listing without working through a funeral home, we require you to bring in a physical copy of a death certificate.

To get help with obituaries, contact Sheila Snively Monday through Friday at 812-379-5635, or the newsroom on the weekends at 379-5633 or obits@therepublic.com.

Letters to the editor: Letters should be kept to a maximum of 500 words. They must include the writer's name, address and daytime phone number for verification to be considered for publication. Letters are limited in frequency to one every two weeks by a single writer. Send your letter to editorial@therepublic.com.

Orchids and Onions: These appear on Page A2 every day as part of Around Town. Orchids should be kudos, thanks or congratulations for one-time events. We do not accept Orchids dealing with funerals or deaths.

Onions are the opposite of Orchids. It's a way to share with others situations that are bothering you, without making it publicly personal. We do not include the names of people or companies who are the target of an Onion. Please, keep it classy. Keep submissions to one sentence.

To submit an Orchid or Onion, e-mail editorial@therepublic.com, fill out our form here or call 812-375-5280 for Orchids, 812-375-5283 for Onions.

Around Town Anniversaries: We run two kinds of anniversary announcements, the one-sentence items in Around Town on Page A2 every day and the full write-ups in Sunday's Lifestyle section.

To submit the one-sentence type, e-mail editorial@therepublic.com, fill out the Around Town form on therepublic.com or call 812-375-5281. Our deadline for the next day is noon.

Sunday Anniversaries: For the longer anniversary announcements with photos which run in Sunday's newspaper, the forms are available here at The Republic, or fill out the form online here or download a PDF version here. Our deadline for the upcoming Sunday paper is noon on Monday.

We publish the Sunday announcements for 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th and 50th or greater anniversaries.

Birthdays: We run short birthday announcements on Page A2 in Around Town. For next day publication of birthdays please submit the information by noon. First and last names must be used for birthdays. Birthdays can be submitted to editorial@therepublic.com, our Web form here or 812-375-5282.

Community Calendar: A Community Calendar appears every day on Page A2 of The Republic. The Community Calendar does not include upcoming events but only the events on the day they are occurring. This is generally reserved for items that are open to the public and hold interest for a large number of readers, or are being held by not-for-profit groups, community agencies, schools or government entities.

The easiest way to get this information into the paper is to fill out the form here.It may also be e-mailed to Sheila Snively at ssnively@therepublic.com

Religion news: Saturday's Faith & Community section normally includes three pages devoted in part or in full to local houses of worship of all beliefs. Items covering everything from teachings and studies to fundraisers and picnics run in this section. Deadline for submission of items is 4 p.m. Monday to Brian Blair at bblair@therepublic.com. Information: 812-379-5672.

Neighbors: Saturday's Neighbors page is a catch-all page set aside for our readers' submissions. Submit photos or written work, including columns or articles about events you attended. The deadline is 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, but items are run as space is available. You can send submissions to editorial@therepublic.com or call 812-379-5639 to discuss details.

Military news: We run announcements about military events such as assignments, boot camp completions, awards and honors on the Neighbors page. Those can be submitted to editorial@therepublic.com or by calling 812-379-5633.

Weddings and engagements: These appear with photos in Sunday's Lifestyle section and online at therepublic.com. The deadline for the next Sunday is at noon on Monday. You can fill out the wedding form online here or dowload a PDF of the form here. You can fill out the engagement form online here or download a PDF of the form here. Physical forms are also available at our offices. Contact Sheila Snively for more information or questions, 812-379-5635 or ssnively@therepublic.com

Go Guide: The Go Guide is the entertainment calendar that appears in our GO! section every Thursday. These should be events such as concerts, shows, performances or other things of interest to the public. They can be submitted to Sheila Snively at 812-379-5635 or ssnively@therepublic.com. The deadline for Thursday is the previous Friday at noon.

Events and meetings: These appear as space is available on our local news pages. This is generally reserved for items that are open to the public and hold interest for a large number of readers, or are being held by not-for-profit groups, community agencies, schools or government entities. Send those to editorial@therepublic.com

Marketplace: This is for business briefs such as advancements, new hires, awards and classes and appears in our Business sections. These should be e-mailed to Sheila Snively at ssnively@therepublic.com or by calling 812-379-5635.

Classrooms: School and university news such as graduations or school-related fundraisers should be sent to Michelle Sokol at msokol@therepublic.com or 812-379-5703.

Photo submissions

Photo Guidelines: When submitting your photos by e-mail for publication, make sure you do not shrink the file size or lower the resolution. We prefer digital photos in JPG format the same size as they come out of your camera. Submit your photos to editorial@therepublic.com. Photos cannot be returned.

If you are bringing us a physical photo, we will do our best to get it back to you, but we cannot guarantee that. So don't send us your only copy of a precious photo. If you must leave your only copy, make sure you include contact information and mailing address where we can return it.

Take Your Best Shot: Republic readers are welcome to submit photos for our daily Take Your Best Shot feature. Photos are selected based on their potential interest to others, and appear on the second page of the newspaper every day. To give a wider variety of photographers a chance to participate, we limit the number of published photos from any single submitter to two per month. Send us your digital photos to editorial@therepublic.com, or fill out the form online here.  Because of the volume of submissions, it may take a while before your submission is published.

Sports

Sports scores: Our Sports department begins work late in the afternoon most days and takes scores from local events until about 10:30 p.m. A preferred method of sending results or announcements is to make contact via e-mail at sports@therepublic.com, fax at 812-379-5711 or call Jay Heater, our sports editor, at 812-379-5632.

Sports announcements: For future events information can be sent via e-mail at sports@therepublic.com but can also be dropped off at the front desk during the day.

Sports Scrapbook: Scrapbook submissions should be sent to sports@therepublic.com. The Republic accepts information and photos about local sports achievements and events. The deadline for weekend events is Tuesday at 5 p.m. to run in the following Sunday’s Scrapbook. Events during the week should be reported by Thursday at 8 p.m. to run in the Sunday Scrapbook.

Editorial Department staff list

Tom Jekel

Editor

(812) 379-5665

tjekel@therepublic.com

Kirk Johannesen

Assistant Managing Editor

(812) 379-5639

johannesen@therepublic.com

Julie McClure

Assistant Managing Editor

(812) 379-5631

jmcclure@therepublic.com

Andrew Laker

Chief Photographer

(812) 379-5688

alaker@therepublic.com

Jay Heater

Sports editor

(812) 379-5632

jheater@therepublic.com

Jenny Elig

Lifestyle editor

(812) 379-5671

jelig@therepublic.com

Megan Banta

Reporter

(812) 379-5673                                     

mbanta@therepublic.com

Brian Blair

Features reporter

(812) 379-5672

bblair@therepublic.com

Chris Jones

Reporter

(812) 379-5769

cjones@therepublic.com

Ted Schultz

Sports writer

(812) 379-5628

tschultz@therepublic.com

Sheila Snively

Reporter

(812) 379-5635

ssnively@therepublic.com

Michelle Sokol

Reporter

(812) 379-5703

msokol@therepublic.com

Chet Strange

Photographer

(812) 379-5634

cstrange@therepublic.com

Trish Ward

Newsroom assistant

(812) 379-5633

jpeabody@therepublic.com

Mark Webber

Reporter

(812) 379-5636

mwebber@therepublic.com

 

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