Community news continues to be essential to The State’s coverage of the Midlands, in print, online and through mobile devices. The newspaper’s Metro section continues to cover news about local schools, government and civic affairs.
We have separated some of these items into categories published weekly:• Monday, People: Highlighting schools, military and community groups
• Tuesday and Friday, Giving help, getting help: Focusing on volunteer and donation needs, fundraisers and other community drives
• Also Tuesday: A photo gallery from Midlands schools
• Saturday, Matters of Faith: Highlighting church events and programs, anniversaries and more.
We also publish calendars and lists about local events and activities, as well as high school sports at midlandspreps.com.
Note for advertisers: The State newspaper has a weekly print environment for advertisers seeking ways to reach specific areas of the Midlands. The Life & Style section each Thursday will include zoned advertising opportunities similar to those previously available in Neighbors. This makes it possible to target their message in a popular, colorful section of The State. For more information, please contact Emily Fernandez, Sales Operations Manager, (803) 771-8655, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to submit news items
Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
Where do I send a news release or story idea?
Email: email@example.com, fax the information to (803) 771-8430 or call (803) 771-8415.
Where do I submit school event photos?
Email: Dawn Kujawa. Note: All minors must have parental permission for their images to published before we can accept a photo for the gallery.
Where do I send a calendar item?
Emails should include a brief description of the event listing, time, date, location (including street address) and contact information.
Items are published in print on a space-available basis as a courtesy. Items must be on time and provide complete information.
Where do I send letters to the editor?
Guidelines are available at thestate.com/letters.
How do I find contact information for a specific reporter or desk, such as sports?
A list of newsroom contacts and emails are available at thestate.com/contact.
Here is a partial list:
General comments: (803) 771-8624, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising: (803) 771-8338
Switchboard: (803) 771-6161
Newsroom: (803) 771-8415
Education: Dawn Kujawa at (803) 771-8561, email@example.com
Event listings: fax information to (803) 771-8430, firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Editor: Mark E. Lett, (803) 771-8451, email@example.com
Food, dining and restaurant news: Susan Ardis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Home and garden events: (803) 771-8441, email@example.com
Local news: Eileen Waddell, (803) 771-8621, firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Editor: Steve Brook, (803) 771-8464, email@example.com
Online managing editor: Gary Ward, (803) 771-8598, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo, sales and reprints: (800) 390-7269, email@example.com
Religion and faith news: Carolyn Click, (803) 771-8386, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shopping and retail: Kristy Rupon, (803) 771-8308, email@example.com
Sports news and game results: (803) 771-8470, firstname.lastname@example.org
State government: Steve Brook, (803) 771-8464, email@example.com
Newsroom mailing address1401 Shop Road Columbia, SC 29201