Candidates forum takes place at Southeast Missourian

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Political candidates and their campaign managers (as well as anyone else from the public) are invited to an informational meeting at the Southeast Missourian newspaper on Thursday, April 24, at 7 am. Address is 301 Broadway, Cape Girardeau. Here's the link to story about the meeting.

Agenda for the meeting:

Welcome: Jon K. Rust, Publisher

Interacting w/the Newsroom: Bob Miller, Managing Editor

• How to request coverage of individual events

• How to request coverage of group events

• Letters to the Editor

• Candidate Features

• Candidate Photos

Online News & Opinion: Matt Sanders, Online Project Manager

• Do you want your own Blog?

• How to submit news online

• An explanation of online "comments" and how community standards work

Successful Advertising: Gera LeGrand, Advertising Director

• How the Southeast Missourian and seMissourian.com can help you get your message out

• General Guidelines for Political Ads

• Policies

• Advertising Packages and Options

Everyone in attendance will receive the Southeast Missourian's "Handbook for Local Political Candidates."

If you are a candidate and not able to attend, a second session will be organized pending sufficient interest. Contact Christal Ritchey at (573)335-6611.

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