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Here's a story idea

Published: Friday, May 21, 2010

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 22:07

To submit a story idea to The Battalion, send it to metro@thebatt.com and editor@thebatt.com. You are the eyes and ears of the campus and this is your student newspaper.

You should include the time, date and place of the story idea. Please include at least three contact names, e-mails and phone numbers. The Battalion is a student publication, so please include student contacts.

Let the staff know who is important in the story idea, why it's important that they cover it, what the story idea is, when it is taking place (timely coverage is best), where the story idea is and how does this story idea pertain to students at Texas A&M. Also, the editors are asked to answer: Why do I care? for each of the stories they assign. Let them know why students should care about the story idea you are proposing.

The editors of The Battalion are asked to plan content at least two weeks in advance. If you know of a story idea that can be planned early, send the idea in as soon as you can. The earlier, the better. If you know of a student, faculty or staff story that would make a great profile, please send us your ideas.

If it's breaking news, call the newsroom ASAP @845-3315 to report news.

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