Press Release Policy

Submitting a PSA (Public Service Announcement)/Press Release

To submit your PSA to be part of our Calendar of Events, please include in the first paragraph what the event is, the date, time, place and any cost involved and someone to contact for more information. Please email the information to [email protected] before our deadline of 5 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. Events cover the publication date through the following Saturday.

We at The Coastal Journal want to help you make your event a success. While we try to get as many announcements in the paper as possible, we may not be able to get all of them in on any given week. We have found that events that the public can attend, such as gallery openings, concerts, museum exhibits, wine tastings, kayak trips, auctions, council meetings, walks through gardens, fund raisers to support our community, live theater and more are what our readers want to read about most and are given priority. Those that we receive by the deadline are also prioritized.

Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties and everywhere between Brunswick and Damariscotta is our coverage area. We are unable to publish releases for events out of our coverage area or that are not about an upcoming event.

If your announcement is more than the very basic information just outlined, please email to [email protected]. This will allow us to prioritize your release and get it into the correct edition.

PSAs can be embedded in the body of an email or attached as a PDF or Word document.

Photos are published based on a number of considerations including space availability and quality of the image. Please send photos as “jpeg” format. The photos should be high-resolution and at least 200 DPI. Releases with accompanying photos will often get highlighted in the print edition and on coastaljournal.com.

Thank you,
Jason Pafundi
Associate Editor