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Pitching articles to the Early Bird is a snap; here are some tips to get you started.

By Lindsey Coulter

January 9, 2019

Early Bird logoMetropolitan State University of Denver faculty and staff have a lot to talk about: new programs and initiatives, exciting events, innovative partnerships, publications, volunteer opportunities – the list goes on and on. Make sure your announcements find their audience by pitching stories to the Early Bird.

Here are some helpful submission tips.

1. It’s all about timing.

Submissions for consideration must be sent to at least one week prior to your requested publishing date. Our editorial schedule can quickly fill up, so the sooner you’re able to communicate the better. We do our best to accommodate breaking news and announcements, but last-minute publication cannot be guaranteed.

2. Details, details, details.

If you’re promoting an event, be sure to include the when, where, why and who (in addition to any other key details) in your pitch.

All submission requests must also include contact information — name, telephone number and email address — as well as website links for readers to obtain more detailed information.

3. Photos are a must.

Do you have event photography or great snapshots that can help tell your story? Don’t forget to attach them with your emailed pitch. The bigger and higher quality the images the better. If you don’t have photography, check out tip No. 4.

4. We’re always happy to chat.

The Early Bird is designed to be a convenient and engaging tool that helps all employees stay up to date and in the loop. If you have any idea that hasn’t quite developed to a formal pitch, just reach out at We can discuss different ways to tell your story that might include photography, graphics and more.

We look forward to working with you in 2019.

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