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A. Simply e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Generally, press releases are posted within minutes of our receiving them. Under most circumstances, all press releases received by 3 p.m. EST will be included in that day’s newsletter. As a general rule, follow these guidelines when submitting a press release:
- Start with the city and state, like this: PHOENIX, Ariz. —
- Attribute editorial statements — those statements that make a product, company or person sound really good — to an actual person. Otherwise we add the words “according to a press release” at the end of each statement.
- Close the release with a sentence describing how people can learn more. It may be a phone number, e-mail address, website or any combination of the three.
- Pictures draw attention to releases. If possible, include an image.
- Although PDFs often make press releases look really professional, the software used to create them inserts weird characters that often makes it difficult for our staff to extract data, and especially images, from the PDF. It is best to submit the release in a Microsoft Word document or text file and attach the image separately.
- RV Daily Report edits every single press release that is sent to us to ensure that it complies with Associated Press style requirements as well as our own style requirements, as well as to ensure that all editorial statements are properly attributed.
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A. The picture is called a gravatar or Globally Recognized Avatar. You can select your own image or upload a picture by visiting http://en.gravatar.com. It’s free and once you register your e-mail address, the same picture will appear whenever you post a comment to any website that recognizes gravatars. Until you register a gravitar, the pictures on our site are randomly assigned by the software. They aren’t a reflection of the person’s comments, mood, personality or anything like that. Mighty Mouse is the gravatar used by RV Daily Report Editor Greg Gerber.