Tahlequah Daily Press

Letters to editor

December 6, 2013

Consider timing of news stories

TAHLEQUAH — Editor, Daily Press:

I respectfully ask that your staff check timing of your articles. After reading “FDA Regulations...” in today’s paper, I would like to have called one of our federal legislators to voice my opinion. However, we receive our paper by mail on a rural route and I didn’t get it until I got home this evening, too late to respond. If the article had been timed to be in the paper earlier this week, I would have had time to make my response. This is not the first time I’ve had a problem with this “last-minute” reporting.

Also, I’m not of the computer generation, but am usually adept at emailing. However, I found the email information on your web page impossible to follow; therefore, this is a hard copy letter. For those of us who aren’t quite computer experts, it would be wonderful if you were more easily contacted.

Jeannie Thompson

Tahlequah


Editor’s note: Though this letter is a request to our staff, we’re publishing it because we want folks who submit press releases to us to understand how important it is that they submit material to us in a timely manner. We also remind those who are requesting a reporter for an event or feature story also not wait until the last minute to call us. Unfortunately, we have little control over the timing of breaking news; we do understand the frustration of our rural readers. For Mrs. Thompson and others, key contact information for Press employees is online at http://www.tahlequahdailypress.com/contactus. Individual reporters’ email addresses are included on the bylines of all their stories. General news submissions should be sent to news@tahlequah dailypress.com.

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