News Submission

Please submit articles or news via email to info@uppermeriontoday.com preferably with the article attached in Microsoft Word or similar word processing program (no PDF’s please!) Try to keep your articles around 500 words.

Newspaper articles require a different style of writing from what is used when writing a story.

The newspaper article has all of the important information in the opening paragraph. This information includes whowhatwhen,wherewhy and how. It is written this way because most people do not read an entire newspaper article all the way through. So newspaper writers put the most important information at the beginning.

A typical newspaper article contains five (5) parts:

Headline: This is a short, attention-getting statement about the event.

Byline: This tells who wrote the story.

Lead paragraph: This has ALL the who, what, when, where, why and how in it. A writer must find the answers to these questions and write them into the opening sentence(s) of the article.

Explanation: After the lead paragraph has been written, the writer must decide what other facts or details the reader might want to know. The writer must make sure that he/she has enough information to answer any important questions a reader might have after reading the headline and the lead paragraph. This section can also include direct quotes from witnesses or bystanders.

Additional Information: This information is the least important, and can be used to shorten the article if necessary.

3 comments for “News Submission

  1. T Murphy
    October 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    I would like to know why we have boys on our high school basketball team that is not legally to live in our area. They are staying with a Family by the names of the Coleman’s who does reside in our are district legally. The one kid lives in norristown which he tried this last year and got caught. This year he is staying with the family during the week and going home on the weekend. The other kid live in southphily and is also going home on the weekend. I Think this is unfair that our boys are being benched and were the one paying taxes for these two kids.. I have called the school about this and nothing has been done about it. I think that these boys should go to their neighborhood school to play basketball.

    I don’t wish to give my name and information. I just believe that this should be looked into by someone, because Upper Merion seems to be letting this go on.

    The coach know this as well as chose these kids to play knowing that they did not live in our district. ” Is this Fair” to us taxpayers I Ask????

    Upper Merion Concerned Parent

  2. October 12, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Second Annual Upper Merion Library
    Artists’ Show & Reception

    The Upper Merion Library and is sponsoring the Third Annual Artists’ Show and Reception on November 5 and 6, 2010. On Friday evening November from 6:30-8:30, the public is invited to browse the exhibits and meet the artists while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Works will be on display on Friday, November 5 from 2:00pm until 8:30pm; and, on Saturday, November 6 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Over twenty area artists will be displaying their works including oils, pastels, pottery, sculpture, photography and more. A special display is planned by students from the Central Montgomery County Vo-Tech School and the Upper Merion High School art classes. The entire show is free and open to the public.

    For more information, call the library at 610-265-4805, or visit the website at http://www.umtownship.org/library. The library is located at 175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA.

  3. September 20, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE UPPER MERION SENIOR SERVICE CENTER

    MEET THE CANDIDATES: We have scheduled “Meet the Candidates” for Monday, October 4th at 10:00 AM prior to the November General Election Day of November 2nd. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME.

    Candidates who were invited included the two candidates for governor, Dan Onorato and Tom Corbett; the candidates for US Senate, Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak and the following candidates who have accepted to date:

    Representatives-US Congress District 7:
    Bryan Lentz – Democrat
    Pat Meehan – Republican
    Jim Schneller – American Congress
    Representatives – General Assembly, District 149:
    Tim Briggs – Democrat
    Peter Kohut – Republican

    Invite your friends . . . all are welcome.

    RAINBOW DINNER THEATER: Tuesday, October 12, “The Busybody”. Join us for a murder mystery comedy that would make Agatha Christie stand up and cheer! Includes transportation, buffet meal and show. Cost: $55 Bus departs Center at 10:00 AM. Limited to 45 people.

    ROOTS MAGIC 4: Thursday’s from October 14, 21, 28, November 4 and 11 at 9:30 AM in the Computer Learning Center. The center is offering a five-week genealogy course based on ROOTS MAGIC 4. This course is intended as an aid in researching and organizing, and searching, reporting, and sharing. Instructor: John Weaber. Cost: $25.00

    AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: 4-Hour Refresher Course: Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost: AARP Members $12.00 and Non-members $14.00. Registration Forms available in Info Alcove for mailing directly to Instructor: Ed Petersohn (for details call 610-277-4759).

    MEDICARE & YOUR OPTIONS: Monday, October 25 at 10:00 AM – Presented by James Long of Young’s Insurance Services. Discussion on upcoming changes regarding prescription drugs and your options.

    FLU SHOTS and HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENT: Monday, November 1 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Main Line Health will be administering flu shots. Also, health officials will have booths set up and will be available to discuss and provide information on immunization, cancer and germbusters. APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE FOR THE FLU SHOTS BY CALLING THIS NUMBER: 1 866-CALL-MLH

    HOLIDAY PARTY: Monday, December 13 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza. Tickets ($22.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members) will be on sale beginning October 18 through December 3 or until sold out. Menu selections will be posted on the bulletin board and at the ticket sales desk. Be sure to reserve your table!

    UMSSC CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE
    Our Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, October 16 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Crafter spaces are $20.00. It will be quite a special day that we have planned! As planned, we will have a Basket Raffle, a Chance Books drawing for cash winnings, Pictures With Santa, Craft Table, Christmas Shop and, of course, our Baked Goods and Candy Table. Coffee and donuts, hot dogs with sauerkraut, tomato pie, and Frontier Chowder soup, chips and cold drinks will also be available.

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