Editorial Frequently Asked Questions

If your questions are not answered below, email the Express Cincinnati editor, Rebecca Chambers , or call 513-771-5088.

ARTS & CULTURE section

What types of stories does Express include in A&C?
Express promotes local arts performances, shows and exhibits.

How do I submit an event for the A&C calendar?
Email the editor with ARTS CALENDAR in the subject line.

I would like to propose a story idea or write an article for Arts & Culture. Who do I contact?
Email Thom Mariner or call 513-771-5088.

Express Cincinnati

What types of stories does Express include in Previews and Snapshots?
Our primary focus is on promoting the fundraising efforts of nonprofit social service, educational, philanthropic and arts organizations in Greater Cincinnati and providing recognition for their supporters.

How do I submit an event for the Fundraisers Datebook?
Email the editor with DATEBOOK in the subject line.

How does my group get coverage in Express?
If your organization or event has never been covered in Express, it’s a good idea to email the Express Cincinnati editor, Rebecca Chambers, in advance to introduce yourself and your nonprofit organization. If you have an immediate question, call 513-771-5088.

Do I have to pay to have Express run my story?
No. Express is supported solely through advertising. So while we do not charge nonprofits for editorial coverage, we do encourage advertising your event to increase your sponsors’ exposure AND help to ensure that Express will be able to continue to cover your events.

How do I submit a press release and photos?
Email them to the editor. Include event details and identify everyone in your photos. If your photos are too large to email ask the editor to send you FTP instructions.

How soon should we send material to Express about a fundraiser or benefit?
Start early and keep in touch. Three to four months ahead of time is not too soon to start. “Save the Date” announcements often run as soon as a date is locked in for the event.

How do I know the material I emailed you arrived?
We try to reply to every email. At deadline time, there’s a deluge of emails and we may get a little behind, but If you do not hear back from us within a few days, inquire.

What if I just can’t meet the deadline?
If your event is right after the deadline or there’s an emergency, please contact the editor to see if a deadline extension is possible.

Who takes the photos we see in Express?
That’s up to the organization having the event. Express does not send reporters or photographers to events.

How many photos should I submit?
This depends on the event – whether it’s your major fundraiser of the year, a check presentation, golf outing, etc. Check with the editor ahead of time.

Do I need to identify everyone in the photos?
Absolutely! People appreciate seeing their name as well as their picture in Express. Identify everyone, go left to right, and double check the spelling. Then label the photos so we can match photos with the names.

How many people can be in a photo?
Keep the number small. The more people in a photo, the more difficult it is to recognize anybody in print. We have a limited amount of space – the more people you try to squeeze in, the smaller their faces will be. If you send a large group photo, we may not have room to identify each person in the caption.