Public Relations Resources
Use these links (some are web pages, some are email addresses) to publicize county events. The best way is to write up your event in a word-processing program, then copy & paste into the emails & submission boxes. This information was originally assembled by Hilary Caws-Elwitt of the Susquehanna County Library and Jonathan Caws-Elwitt of the Endless Mountains Theater Company. This is not necessarily a comprehensive list.
Please choose targets carefully - each list is arranged roughly from close to further away (depends on your location, of course). The full list should only be used for the very largest events.
List last updated December 30th, 2013. If you receive a redirection or update about any of these links, please contact the Susquehanna County Library.
Most ask that submissions be 3-4 weeks ahead, but many will take listings closer to the event.
American profile - must submit four months ahead of time, distributed nation-wide; only list the very largest events.
Happenings - must submit by the 10th of the month, covers northeast PA.
Where & When - event listings must be received well in advance
Times Tribune - YesDesk Clipboard, covers 7 PA counties
Wyoming County Press Examiner - Events Calendar, Tunkhannock
Press & Sun Bulletin - Multiple calendars, Binghamton
BC Pennysaver and others - "What's Up" Community Calendar, Conklin & Windsor
Abington Journal - Calendar, Clarks Summit
Times-Shamrock Datebook - Scranton area
Electric City/Diamond City (must register and log in)- "Calender 570," Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area
Times-Leader, "The Guide," Wilkes-Barre area
Weekender, "Agenda," Wilkes-Barre area
Time Warner Cable Channel 4 (Public Access), Montrose area, currenly accepting mail only:
Time Warner Cable
483 Plaza Drive
Vestal, NY 13850
WBNG TV (12) - PSA, Community Calendar, Binghamton
Newschannel 34, WBGH/WVIT, "Out and About," Binghamton
WYOU TV (22) & WBRE TV (28), (Registration required) "PA Homepage," Scranton/Wilkes Barre
FOX 56 (WOLF TV)/ WB (WSWB TV) (select "Community Calendar" as your topic and put your event in the comment box to submit your event), Community Calendar, Hazleton/Scranton
WNEP 16, Story Ideas, Scranton
The Word FM, Hawley
Some locations may accept photos; check before sending for desired size, resolution, & format.
Susquehanna County Independent: plain-text attachment or cut and paste
Susquehanna County Transcript: plain-text attachment or cut and paste
Forest City News: plain-text attachment or cut and paste
Scranton Times & Tribune "Lifestyles" (only text and jpg attachments; for weekend events, submit 2 weeks ahead)
Fax and phone information for TV stations with local news
WYOU (22) & WBRE (28) (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre): fax 570-829-0440, phone 800-358-9273, email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOX 56 (WOLF-TV)/WB 28 (WSWB-TV) (Hazleton/Scranton) DO NOT DO THEIR OWN NEWS, but email press releases to email@example.com
WNEP-16 (Scranton): fax 570-207-1344, phone 1-800-533-6397, email firstname.lastname@example.org