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Deadlines are always at noon one week prior to the release of the print edition.
We pride ourselves on being the most comprehensive resource for Door County news, arts and entertainment. By submitting materials in a timely way, you can contribute to this reputation. When it comes to getting in print within our pages or online at ppulse.com, there are a number of ways you can go about it – free of charge – including:
- Event calendar listings
- Gallery Guide listings
- Press releases
- Photo submissions
- Letters to the Editor
- Online service directories
From tourists to locals, artists to entertainers, non-profits to businesses, the Pulse is the best way to get the word out about your event or story.
Pulse Events Calendar Guidelines:
The Peninsula Pulse calendar provides an excellent way for readers to keep up with activities and entertainment opportunities throughout the Door Peninsula by publishing events in our print edition, on our website and highlighting them in Pulse Picks, our daily email sent to individuals and businesses in Door County, throughout the Midwest, and beyond.
Whether theater performances, live music, gallery openings or demonstrations, sporting events, tours, festivals, or other special activities, there is a place within the Pulse Events & Happenings Calendar for the information. We rely on area businesses and individuals to help provide us with information to keep our calendar accurate and up-to-date.
When submitting an event for the calendar please include the following items:
- Event name
- A brief description (approx. 35 words)
- Date (start and end if ongoing), time and duration of event
- Location (name, street address, city/village, and zip code)
- Contact information (phone number, website, e-mail address)
Events that will be considered for publication must be open to the public and should meet the following criteria:
- Events can be one-time or recurring (e.g. on a weekly or monthly basis) but cannot be a daily offering or regular event (such as food specials like a Fish Fry, church services, or on-going exhibit or business sales – unless held in conjunction with another event such as an open house or opening reception)
- Reservations/ pre registrations to the event are not required
A few other notes:
- Events do not need to be sent separately from press releases, as events listed within a press release will be eligible for inclusion in the calendar if all necessary information is included.
- Submissions received or modified after the deadline cannot be guaranteed inclusion in the paper; however, updates and additions will be made in as timely a manner as possible to www.ppulse.com
- Lengthy descriptions will be shortened by Peninsula Pulse staff
- Events can be added or removed any time at the discretion of Peninsula Pulse staff
- Classes, support groups and gallery listings are included in other areas of the Peninsula Pulse and will not be included in the Events & Happenings Calendar
- Event category designation will be made at the discretion of Peninsula Pulse staff
- Events may be combined if they are being held at the same location on the same date
Pulse Gallery Guide guidelines
The Peninsula Pulse maintains a comprehensive resource for artists and arts enthusiasts with our Gallery Guide. The print version of this displays contact information and hours of operation for galleries and studios, while the online version provides a complete index with more up-to-date information on current exhibits and general descriptions.
- Gallery Guide submissions should include:
- name of the gallery or artist’s studio
- street address
- phone number
- email address
- website addresses (if applicable) will be included with a reciprocal link back to ppulse.com
- a general description (no more than 500 characters including spaces)
- current exhibit information (including business hours)
- Changes to the Gallery Guide should be emailed, and they will be made in as timely a fashion as possible.
Pulse Press Releases 101
The Peninsula Pulse accepts press releases as a way of supporting businesses, community groups, arts ventures and entertainment venues throughout Door County.
A good press release captures the attention of the general public and conveys a concise, complete description of an upcoming event; a timely report of an event that has just occurred; notification of important personnel or procedural changes in an organization; or other news or feature tips.
While the Pulse maintains editors on staff, the more accurate, concise, and complete your press release is the more likely it will be included in our publication. Please proofread your press release, and always follow rules of grammar and style, as excessive errors will cause your press release to be rejected.
Also, the Pulse does not always use every part of a press release and reserves the right to edit when necessary.
When submitting a press release, please remember:
- Write press releases in “third person.”
- Include answers to the basic questions: who, what, where, when, why and how?
- The intro of your press release should hook the reader and the body of your press release should contain more detailed information.
- Put the most important information at the beginning of your press release.
- Don’t hide your message in embellishments – such as flowery adjectives, bold or underlined text and extra exclamation points – rather convey the message as clearly and concisely as possible.
- Press releases should be between 200 – 500 words and more than one paragraph.
- Provide all possible contact information including address, telephone, fax, email address and website.
- Date the release and include whether the material is for immediate use or for release at a later date.
- A typed, case sensitive (not all CAPS), digital submission via email or on disk is required. (Please make sure attachments and files on disk are either a Microsoft Word Document or a rich text format .rtf file).While handwritten submissions will be accepted, there is no guarantee that these will be included in the paper. The Peninsula Pulse cannot be held accountable for errors in transcription.
Pulse Photo Submission Specs
The Peninsula Pulse recognizes that part of our community can be captured best with an image, which is why we accept graphics and photo submissions to accompany press releases and as stand-alone submissions.
When sending images to the Pulse, please note:
- Digital images are preferred and should be submitted via email or on disk in .jpg, .gif, .tif or .pdf format. Do not embed images in other programs or documents, and individual emails should not exceed 5 MB.
- The resolution for the files should be at 200 ppi (note: most web graphics are at 72 ppi, which is not sufficient for reproduction in newsprint).
- Please include captions that contain pertinent information, for instance: the names of individuals clearly labeled in the photo, the title of a piece of work with the artist’s name, the photographer’s name, etc.
- Prints of photos are accepted; however, return of these submissions cannot be guaranteed.
Letters to the Editor of the Pulse
As part of representing the dynamic Door community, the Pulse welcomes Letters to the Editor regarding the material in the paper’s pages and general observations from around the county. If you have a perspective or voice you’d like to share email [email protected] or log on to ppulse.com to submit a Letter to the Editor.
When submitting a Letter to the Editor, please:
- Signify that the submission is, in fact, a Letter to the Editor rather than general company correspondence.
- Limit your word count to 500 words.
- Include contact information (name, town/village/city of residence, daytime phone number, and email address).
- Refer to our most up-to-date letters policy in each issue of the Pulse for additional guidelines.
A few other notes:
- The Pulse reserves the right to select which Letters to the Editor are printed.
- If you have something to say about an article you read in the Pulse but you’re not quite sure you’d like to submit a Letter to the Editor, try our online feedback option instead. Log on to ppulse.com, which is enabled with feedback opportunities for all articles, events, letters, directories, etc., to drop a more informal line, letting everyone know what you think. (The Pulse reserves the right to monitor feedback and will only post appropriate submissions.)
Online Service Directories
The Pulse would like our online presence to be as useful a resource as our print edition, which is why we utilize ppulse.com to share not only our editorial content but also other up-to-date information. Service directories are one aspect of our website that allow us to canvas Door County. These listings, which are free of charge for any and all businesses or organizations in Door County, are enabled with Google Maps and can provide a direct link to your website if a reciprocal link to ppulse.com is created.
Online service directory submissions should include:
- name of the business or organization
- street address
- phone number
- email address
- website address (if applicable) will be included with a reciprocal link back to www.ppulse.com
Indicate which categories of the following your listing should appear within: coffee shop, dining, gallery, golf, government, lodging, media, non-profit, real estate, recreation, rentals, school, services, shopping, tavern, theater or worship