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Hammond Daily Star Policy Information

Letters Policy

Letters to the editor must contain the writer's name, address and phone number and must be emailed to: editor@hammondstar.com or brought into the office at 725 S. Morrison Blvd., Hammond. HAMMOND DAILY STAR reserves the right to edit letters for style and content as well as length. Letters that contain libelous, obscene or other offense material will not be published. Form letters and mass mailings will not be used. Letters of a political nature that advocate local candidates running for office or thank you letters concerning service by a business will not be used. All letters submitted are for consideration only. HAMMOND DAILY STAR reserves the right to limit or reject submissions.

Correction Policy

NEWS: Any mistakes made in news or editorial content may be reported to the editor by calling (985) 254-7834 or email to: editor@hammondstar.com. Editorial corrections are printed as soon as possible.

Submissions:

HAMMOND DAILY STAR welcomes submissions from our readers.

News items and community calendar events may be emailed to editor@hammondstar.com. Please allow at least 48 hours advance notice whenever possible.

Sports items should be sent to Sports Editor James Summerlin at sports@hammondstar.com.

Weddings, Engagements and Anniversaries are published free on Sundays and may be submitted by email to editor@hammondstar.com or mailed or brought to our office at 725 S. Morrison Blvd., Hammond.

Obituaries must be submitted through your funeral director or mortuary. They must be emailed to obits@hammondstar.com. Rates: 55 cents per word; $15 to include a photo. Advance payment required. Call (985) 254-7834 or email editor@hammondstar.com for more information. Deadline for submission is 3 p.m. for publication the following day.

Photo guidelines:

The best way to submit photos is by email. Attach as Jpeg at least 72 dpi but 180 is preferred, no more than 200 pixels on max end, limit three images or 8m per email.

Photos may also be submitted on CD. Send Jpeg, 200 dpi max.

If hard copy photographs are submitted, they must be original photographic prints. No photo copy reproductions or computer printouts will be accepted.

Please provide all appropriate text with submission. Identify persons by first and last name or things in image clockwise, left to right (from bottom left if necessary). Provide contact person with telephone contact number and email (if available).