Submit a Story

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We are always looking for unique stories and ideas. Want to promote an upcoming event? Highlight your current research? Tell us about an exciting university-community initiative or an outstanding alumnus/or student? 

Submit a complete story or its elements using one of the two forms below.

In publishing online, there is a maxim that applies now more than ever: the more you write, the less they read. Respect your potential audience for best uptake, keeping articles as short as possible. People tend to scan and skim online, and its best to include the key elements right up front with the headline and first paragraph so you are most likely to get your key point across. It helps to carefully consider your potential audience and what they would like to know, not just what you would like to say, and how to say it succinctly and compellingly. 

We look forward to hearing about your story!

In addition, always keep in mind:

  • Why will your story interest members of the York community?
  • Are there any implications for the broader community?
  • What's unique about your news tip?
  • What's the hook or draw?
  • What makes the story compelling?
  • Why do you think this topic or issue is important?
  • Do you have the who, what, when, where, why and how?
  • Get photos, video or audio to illustrate the story wherever possible.
  • Clearly attributed quotes help put a face on the story, so include what you can.
  • The story should be less than 1,000 words. Ideal length is between 250-750 words.

Every story cannot be published, but we will do our best to get visibility for your story.

Please contact Ruane Remy by emailing or call ext. 70877 with any questions.