Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
As The Bedford Citizen begins its eighth year, we are streamlining our Community Event calendar listing process. With your help, The Citizen can provide excellent coverage for local events, and everyone will benefit from a vibrant community calendar.
Q: What’s the key to great event coverage?
A: List your event or series in BeTC, The Bedford Citizen‘s online calendar.
There are three easy but important steps:
1) Click this “Submit an Event” link to add your event to BeTC as soon as you know the date, up to a year in advance. There’s plenty of room to include the full text of your press release, a featured image, even a link to a YouTube video.
2) To be considered for editorial coverage, please resend your press release as an MS Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org at least three weeks before your event.
3) Report back after your event takes place. Attach crisp cellphone images from your event, share a short recap, and a thank you to the community are welcome. These wrap-up details will post as stories in The Citizen‘s main newsfeed when space is available. Email email@example.com.
Now that you’ve done your part, what does The Citizen offer?
In addition to appearing in BeTC, all events for the coming month will be listed in our weekly compilation, a newsletter that goes out to our 1,700 email subscribers at 7:30 every Sunday morning. If you’re not already an email subscriber, click this link to get on our list. Email subscriptions are free, and The Citizen doesn’t share subscriber information.
On the Sunday before your event, in addition to being part of the general list, your event will be included in the “Coming Next Week” section of the weekly summary with a bit more information.
If you are willing to ping firstname.lastname@example.org during the week before your event, we will post it to Facebook and Twitter.
BeTC Calendar FAQ
What events are welcome in BeTC?
Events held in Bedford, sponsored by Bedford non-profit organizations, or out-of-town events that feature Bedford residents are welcome. The calendar includes, but is not limited to, cultural, educational, and faith-based events that are open to the public. An event submitted by a commercial organization must be free to the public. Non-profit organizations may post fundraising events.
Who can submit an event to the community calendar?
Anyone can submit an event to the calendar through our online form.
How long will it take for my event to be published?
Although most events are processed more quickly, please allow up to three business days for The Citizen to review and publish your event.
Oops! How do I correct or update my event?
If you have any corrections or changes to your event, please email those changes to email@example.com. Please do not resubmit your event.