Mormon news accepts submissions from anyone, and in a sense, everyone is a Correspondent for Mormon-news because anyone can send in a news item they see or write about a Mormon event that they attended.
Mormon-News accepts several types of items:
- Articles published in any newspaper, magazine, on-line service, or other publication, regardless of language or type of source. These articles should fit our editorial guidelines.
- Any account that they have written of a current Mormon event that they witnessed.
- Any upcoming event that they would like to announce.Events should involved at least more than one Stake or District.
Mormon-news tries to carry all news items about Mormon and Mormonism. This is very broadly interpreted, and includes important news items about other Churches that believe in the restoration of the Gospel by Joseph Smith, news items about Mormons, and even some news that simply mentions the Church or Mormons in passing.
However, there are some things that are not acceptable:
- News about political or social beliefs that Mormons share, but are not about Mormons or Mormonism.
- Events involving a single ward, branch, stake or district and that were not published elsewhere.
- News about individuals that were not published elsewhere. In addition:
- No vital statistics (i.e., no births, marriages or deaths). Obituaries are permitted if the person had major accomplishments, such as serving in a Church position above the stake or district level.
- No career changes, unless it involves the top 1% of a profession.
- No appeals for money (unless a charitable appeal that has been published elsewhere).
Items submitted to Mormon-news should be formatted as follows:
In the subject line of the email message, first put the city, state and name of the publication followed by the date, followed by the title of the article. For example, an article from the Provo Daily Herald should have a subject like this:
Provo UT Daily Herald 15Jan98: Title of the article no matter how long it is
This will help the editor recognize what the message is without opening it, and allow the message to be filtered easily.
Then in the body of the message put the URL of the article (if you found the article on the Internet) and the text of the article.
If the article is on the Internet and you are using Netscape or Internet Explorer, you can simply choose the Send Page command from the File menu to send the article, changing the subject line to fit the format.
If the article is not on the Internet, please either type the article in or cut and paste it into an email message.
If the full text of the article is not available, please at least send us a reference and a short summary.
Remember, send any news items to: mormon-news@MormonsToday.com!
Questions? Email me at: KLarsen@MormonsToday.com
If you want to do more than just submit an occasional item, please consider volunteering to help Mormon-News.