Evening Herald starting up on Friday, August 19th…
August 9, 2011 12:00 am Richard Blake
The weekly Leinster Rugby supplement in the Evening Herald starts again on Friday, August 19th featuring all the latest news and views around the province…
It is open to ALL Leinster Clubs and Schools and with a daily readership of 317,000 is an important marketing tool to promote the good work taking place in your rugby community.
Match reports will not be published, as these date. Maybe there’s a budding journalist and photographer in your club? The types of articles that we are interested in are human interest features, club profiles, player profiles, looking back on famous past great teams or matches or honouring past players who received international or provincial recognition. Perhaps there are two sets of twins playing on the one team, or a father and son playing in the J4s? Maybe your club is hoping to go on tour and will be holding a fundraiser or maybe a famous player or coach attended a recent training session?
When writing articles always ask yourself – WOULD I BE INTERESTED IN READING THIS ARTICLE?
If you are looking for advice on the type of newsworthy pieces that will be published, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and we will steer you in the right direction.
Remember, in many cases we don’t even need an article. A high resolution photo and a 3 or 4 line caption will suffice.
Clubs can also avail of the CLUB NOTES section for shorter and perhaps more local stories.
E-mail your news for the Evening Herald to email@example.com before 12 (Midday) on the Monday of each week and please include a high resolution j-peg image to accompany your article with a correctly spelt caption (eg: Joe Bloggs, honorary secretary of Leinster Rugby Club, receiving a trophy to mark his retirement from club sponsor John Smith, Bank of Ireland). If an event is taking place on say the Tuesday or the Wednesday, it can still go into that week’s supplement provided that a received time has been agreed beforehand. It is important to stick to agreed deadlines.
Remember, the sooner you get your stories in, the better.
If a piece is not used for the Evening Herald we will try and use it for the website or we will keep it for another date.