ABOUT US

The Wesson News is a monthly, “Good News”, hyper-local newspaper that is published on the second Tuesday of the month. The first issue of the Wesson News was printed on September 10, 2013. The Wesson News covers news and events for Wesson, Mississippi, Brookhaven, MS, and the surrounding areas.

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We like to hear from our readers, especially if they have a “Good News” news story to share. We are interested in great stories that involve residents, students, businesses, organizations, and the government of Wesson, MS, Brookhaven, MS, and the surrounding areas in Hinds County. To have the best chance of getting your story published in print and/or on the web, make sure you follow our Story & Photo Submission guidelines.

Send your story & photos to Courtney Warren at News@WessonNews.com.

Story Guidelines:

How to Submit Articles and Photos:

Article submissions and story ideas are welcome! We do our very best to get as much Wesson community news in each issue as possible.

Submissions for publication are due by 5 p.m. 7 BUSINESS days prior to the next issue's publication date (deadline is always on a Friday at 5 p.m.). Story ideas can be submitted at anytime, but will take time to be fully developed by our reporting staff. 

 

Supported File Formats:

  • TEXT: Rich Text Format (.rtf) is the preferred format for text submissions. However, Microsoft Word (.docx) and wording in the body of an email message are supported.
     

  • PHOTO: High resolution JPEG (.jpg) or PNG (.png) files are supported . If the image resolution is too low or look blury, images may not be publishable.

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Photo Guidelines:

Please note the following when submitting a photo.

  • Cell phone photos may be acceptable for printing, provided they are taken with a late-model smartphone and transmitted to us in a way that keeps the image from being compressed.

  • When organizing group photos, have your subjects stand as close together as possible so their faces (really the most important part of the photo) will be prominent. Make sure subjects are lined up enough so that a cutline identifying their names is possible (i.e. front row, left to right...) For publication purposes, "posed" photographs showing faces are almost always better than "action shots." Please leave a little room at the top and on both sides of your subjects in case we have to crop the photo.

  • If your subjects are standing in shade, use your flash as fill. Otherwise, your camera may render your subjects' faces too dark. Also, use your flash if your subjects are standing against a brightly lit background for the same reason.

  • Please do not send us a copyrighted photograph unless it is accompanied by permission from the photographer for us to reproduce it. If we have doubts about a photograph potentially being copyrighted and submitted without permission, we will not publish it.

  • While it's fun to use all of the editing features and filters on your phone or computer, please refrain. Pictures submitted to us need to be high resolution, unedited and uncropped. Please do not embed your photos in a text document (i.e. Word, Notes). Attach it separately to your emailed submission to ensure the quality and resolution are preserved during transmittal.

  • Photos for the website need to be taken in a landscape format that is short and wide, instead of a portrait format, which is tall and narrow. If you are able to take multiple shots, please send us photos in both landscape and portrait formats.

  • Photos should be submitted with a cutline/description identifying each individual pictured, along with the name of the person's hometown.

Article Reprints:

Materials from the print edition, the PDF edition, or from the website may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the Publisher. For reprints of an article, please contact the Editor.

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