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Publishing a Media Release on the Sydney Times digital platform

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Publishing a Media Release on the Sydney Times “Digital Platform” @www.sydneytimes.net.au  

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Sydney Times has launched Media Release Publishing Service for our community on an admin fee basis. 

Sydney Times is our city’s 21st century online newspaper and a leading source of breaking news, politics, sports, lifestyle, entertainment, and much more for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and the world.  

A vital function of the Sydney Times is to carry NSW Government news and press releases as well as news from Sydney City Council and many other businesses and Federal Government agencies. The Sydney Times carries press releases from a wide range of Sydney and other NSW stakeholders and government departments and authorities, and functions as an authoritative information platform for the Sydney community. 

Sydney Times is conscious of its responsibility to provide a reliable platform for the publication of news and information to the community, however we need to cover the expenses involved in publication. For this reason, we have developed a Scale of Fees that will apply depending on the complexity and urgency of your posting. 

We are NOT a free news posting site. Sydney or Australian community members or stakeholders who wish to share information on the Sydney Times digital platform can apply to have their publicity or media releases posted on an ADMIN FEE BASIS. 

Government agencies and non-profits:  

If you are part of the press office for a NSW State Department, or the City of Sydney Council, or the Commonwealth Government and its agencies, you may submit news announcements free of charge, provided they are sent from an official e-mail account, and in MS Word format (not PDF).   

Media releases from cultural institutions: 

You may submit news announcements free of chargebased on a queuing system and prioritized in order of importance by staff of Sydney Times, according to our internal policies and in compliance with our Mission Statement – to broadcast news of interest to the Sydney Times community of readers – who may consider this information or content to be of importance. 

Advertising agencies and media agencies: 

For ad agencies and PR firms hired by a state agency, a fee of $100 plus GST per unique announcement with image is payable to publish news on the Sydney Times siteTo order this option, click here. 

Commercially motivated businesses e.g., wineries, restaurants, luxury goods retailers, real estate agents, hotels, etc.all come under our administrative fee system. You can broadcast your announcement, offer, product or service promotion on the Sydney Times digital platform website with payment of an administrative fee. 

This admin fee is charged on a scale and based on the difficulty and complexity of the posting. An additional social media targeting service using demographic selection may also be negotiated on a fee basis. 

Commercial Media Releases, Company News or Events  

These may be accepted from private or public companies or businesses in relation to news or events. 

An admin fee of $100 +GST is payable for a two-page media release in the publicity media release categories, visible on the site at the discretion of the Editor. These are normally published within 48 hours of receipt, Monday to Friday 

Urgent requests for publication will attract an additional service fee of $100 +GST  

Images or banners may be accepted with the media release by arrangement and at the discretion of the publisher. 

Submit news as an MS Word file to publicity.sydneytimes@gmail.com with Attention Sydney Times media release in the subject line. 

 

Charitable and NFP Organizations  

We will also accept news and media releases from charitable and non-profit organizations. We have a NOT FOR PROFIT  category for news. In some instances, the media release may be posted free of charge, depending on its importance to the Sydney Times community of readers. Generally, an admin fee of $75+GST will be levied to cover the cost of publication. These media releases will be posted within 48 hours of receipt, Monday to Friday. 

Enquiries toMediareleases.sydneytimes@gmail.com 

Submit your media release or news as an MS Word file to Media release sydneytimes@gmail.com with Attention Sydney Times Media release in the subject line. 

Press Release Distribution Options: 

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Post on www.sydneytimes.net.au 

Post your news, publicity release, branded copy for luxury goods and services on this site, with photo or logo; and have news potentially appear in Google News, Bing News, and information systems worldwide or get picked up by competing media. (The Sydney Times reserves the right to reject publicity.)

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Post your event with image on this site, PLUS have your event sent by email to editors at newspapers, TV and news/talk radio; news syndicated online nationally on 100+ websites; Google News, Bing News, information systems, and social media. 

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Post your news with image on this site, PLUS have your news shared on social media with demographics targeting on Facebook. This service is offered throughout NSW and performed in collaboration with the client on acceptance of the brief. 

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Payment can be made by selecting the appropriate PayPal button and following the normal procedure. The identificatory PayPal receipt number should then be emailed along with the media release to Media Release using the following address.sydneytimes@gmail.com with Attention Sydney Times Media Release in the subject line for speedy upload. 

 

About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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