Connect with our communities! The Daily Planet isn't just a news source—it's a tool you can use to connect with artists and audiences. Here's how:
1. Talk to us. E-mail jay [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net (arts editor Jay Gabler) and artsorbit [at] gmail [dot] com (assistant arts editor Morgan Halaska) to let us know what you're up to. The more notice you can give us, the more likely we'll be able to cover your event. You can also meet with Jay in person at one of our Newsroom Cafe meetings—see our classes page for the current schedule.
2. Tell us what you need. Are you confused by social media? Need help writing a press release? Wondering how to make a great video related to your event? We can help—either with one of our regularly scheduled classes or, sometimes, with a special help session. Check our classes page for upcoming classes, clinics, and workshops; and jay [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net (let Jay know) if you have a question or a need you don't see addressed there.
3. Put your event on our readers' radar. Our community calendar is open to all submissions. See the complete calendar here; instructions for adding an event are at the top of the page. Ask Jay about how you can help make your event a TCDP Top Pick.
4. Tell your story. Can you, or one of your artists or constituents, tell the story of your project in writing or video? We want to publish that story! jay [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net (Ask Jay) how you can share your story on the Daily Planet.
5. Map your community assets. We have a page for every neighborhood in Minneapolis and St. Paul, with a map of neighborhood assets (public spaces) on each page. Do you see your venue, office, or favorite local restaurant on our neighborhood page? If not, sign in as a Daily Planet user and add it to our database! If your venue or business is in our database, we encourage you to take ownership of it and keep our readers up to date. jay [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net (Ask Jay how).
6. Stay in touch! Follow our arts coverage on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and via e-mail. We're all ears via all these networks; let us know what you think, and what you want to see!
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