|Policies for campaign announcements, letters to the editor explained|
|Wednesday, March 28, 2012|
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post wants to remind candidates for local offices of the newspaper’s policies regarding campaign announcements and also to remind everyone of our letters to the editor policy during election season.First, if you are planning to run for office in Wilson County, The Post will be happy to publish the announcement of your candidacy at no charge. Your announcement is your chance to tell readers/voters who you are and why you are running for a particular office. Be advised that The Post reserves the right to edit these articles as deemed necessary for correct spelling, news style of writing, etc.
In addition to your announcement, you may also wish to submit a photograph of yourself, a headshot, to accompany the article. There is no charge to run the photo.
The Post will also run photographs and caption information of campaign managers and treasurers, free of charge.
Other items submitted for publishing will be considered as advertising and must be paid for in advance.
The Post also reserves the right to report what it considers news about candidates.
Campaign announcements and photos will begin on page two of the A section of the newspaper as space permits and will be continued elsewhere in the paper as necessary.
As for letters to the editor, it is the policy of The Wilson Post not to publish letters that are essentially endorsements of one candidate over another, nor is it the policy of this newspaper to publish letters that pick a topic or two to highlight one candidate’s stance on issues versus another candidate’s.
Should such letters be received at The Post’s office, they will be kept on file should you wish to read them here.
The Post will continue its focus on Wilson County and the people who live here and do good things every day to make our communities better.
The Post also encourages everyone to vote in August and November.