Riderwood Reporter Submission Guidelines

  1. Articles should be sent to Christopher Taydus at ctaydus@erickson.com no later than the monthly deadline. (See deadlines below)
  2. It is recommended that resident writers attend monthly writers meetings located in the TV studio or Admin conference room at 3:00 p.m. (See dates below)
  3. All articles should be submitted as Word documents.
  4. The document should be named (First Name.Last Name)_(Subject of the article)
  5. Include a suggested title for the article at the very top. If you do not have a suggestion, the editor will create a title for you.
  6. The byline should be below the title/headline. It includes the writer’s first and last name with your title on the second line.
  7. The text should be single-spaced with indented paragraphs in 11 pt. Times New Roman font.
  8. All photos should be submitted in the highest possible resolution as a separate attachment in jpg format.
  9. Please avoid personal pronouns. Stories should be written in the third person if they are not opinion editorials.
  10. Standard articles should be 250-350 words. Please contact the editor if you would like a word extension.
  11. Please aim to use AP format when writing your article. The basics of AP format can be found here.
  12. Please be aware of unintentional plagiarism or misquoting. Re-word information that you may have gotten from an outside news source and only quote someone when you are absolutely sure that the quote is accurate.

2018 Riderwood Reporter Writers Meetings & Article Submission Deadlines

Edition of the Newspaper* Writer’s Meeting ** Article Deadline †
January 2019 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Friday, December 14, 2018
February 2019 Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Monday, January 14, 2019
March 2019 Tuesday, February 5 Tuesday, February 12
April 2019 Tuesday, March 5 Wednesday, March 13
May 2019 Tuesday, April 2 Friday, April 12
June 2019 Tuesday, May 7 Monday, May 13
July 2019 Tuesday, June 4 Wednesday, June 12
August 2019 Tuesday, July 2 Monday, July 15
September 2019 Tuesday, August 6 Wednesday, August 14
October 2019 Tuesday, September 3 Friday, September 13
November 2019 Tuesday, October 1 Tuesday, October 15
December 2019 Tuesday, November 5 Monday, November 11
January 2020 Tuesday, December 3 Friday, December 13

* The newspaper is usually released on the first day of the month listed or the last day of the previous month.

** Submitting an article does not require attending the writers’ meetings.

† If you are unable to meet the deadline listed, please contact the Editor-In-Chief as soon as possible.