Posted by Jim Dunny on Jul 08, 2016
Newsbits

NewsBits needs your Rotary stories!  Please share your club's activities, such as socials, fundraisers, and projects.  It is important to document your club's successes. To make it easier, please review the following information about how to write your story. Here are some of the editing guidelines I use when I edit a story submission I receive.

  1. Be conversational in tone.
  2. Vary the length of sentences: Shorter sentences make an article easier to read quickly.   
  3. Use active rather than passive voice. (example:  our club sponsored the event, not the event was sponsored by our club)
  4. Use short paragraphs - long paragraphs are difficult to read quickly
  5. Don’t assume the reader knows facts. (e.g. history of an event)  
  6. Be sure to cover the basics.  (who, what, where, when - date and time, why)

If you supply the basic information, weI will be able to format it so that it will convey your message.  (A benefit to supplying a story to NewsBits is that itI will be formatted it so that you can use it on your club's website.  You can just copy and paste it directly from the newsletter to your website) 

Use at least one photo or a logo to illustrate your story.  A photo of someone smiling and doing something associated with your story's subject is always good.  If you aren't sure about photos, send several.  Send them as RAW camera .jpg files (save them directly to your computer without choosing a choice such as "for websie or FaceBook.)  We will edit them to fit the space in NewsBits so we can also edit the photo itself in the process.  Use the following link to submit your story:

NewsBits Story submission