A Group Hometowner allows you to send news about a group of people. It involves uploading a spreadsheet full of your students' details and creating a customized news story template. It then delivers each newspaper a press release about all of the students from their coverage area.
An Individual Hometowner lets you send news about one person at a time. It's best used when one person accomplishes something that their peers do not. To create an Individual Hometowner you will need to simply copy and paste the text of your story and then target the person's hometown.
You can use it any time you have news that is geographically specific to an individual or individuals. Common uses include things like graduation announcements, Dean's lists and matriculation. You'll find examples in the Sample Templates section.
readMedia creates personalized student achievements on readabout.me and also delivers a press release to students' hometown newspapers. It also sends your news to websites like Patch that focus on news specific to a town, city or community.
Newspapers will receive stories by their preference of either email or fax. While most media recipients get stories by email there are still some that prefer fax transmissions.
Yes, newswire services all use a standardized dateline with the name of the wire included in it.
A logo is a small image that goes onto the online version of a story for some additional branding. A letterhead is a banner image that spans the top of a news release. Letterheads are only included when a recipient receives a story by fax.
Go to the My Account tab and click on Logos. Then just find the image on your computer and upload it. You can have as many logos as you may need inside your account. You'll just want to select the one you'd like to use while drafting your template.
Yes. Go to the My Account tab and click on Email Settings. You'll be prompted to enter the name and email address you'd like to use. After you verify the new address by email your emails to students will come from the address listed here instead of the one tied to your user account.
The administrator of your account can add up to 2 additional user accounts. If you need to add more than the allotted 3 user accounts, contact a readMedia representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-429-2800.