readMedia's Hometown Newsmaker delivers hometown news announcements to newspapers across the country. It does NOT deliver press releases to news publications outside of the US, but you can still create online releases for your international students.
If you upload a spreadsheet with foreign postal codes into the Hometown Newsmaker, these entries will be highlighted in red on your spreadsheet, alerting you to an error. The Hometown Newsmaker will NOT distribute hometowners for entries with errors. In order to create online versions of these stories you will want to change all of your out-of-the-country postal codes to "00000". Note: It's usually easier to make these changes before uploading your spreadsheet.
You'll always want to include your students' personal email addresses in your spreadsheet so that each person will be alerted that you're publicizing their accomplishment online and encouraged to share it with their friends and family. This allows international students view their hometowner online and share it with people outside the US.
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