Press Release Guidelines for THE Journal

How to Submit Story Ideas and Press Releases

About Us

THE Journal provides an integrated channel of print and electronic media to efficiently reach K-12 administrators, technology leaders and teachers who recommend, specify or approve the purchase of technology for their districts, schools, and classrooms.

THE Journal's publications consist of the print edition (and an accompanying digital edition), the site thejournal.com and a wide range of electronic newsletters spotlighting specific aspects of ed tech, from virtual and augmented reality to 3D printers, from blended learning to broadband.

Each issue of the print publication contains features, trends, insightful commentary and research and spotlights topics such as networking and broadband, security, policy and advocacy, leadership and governance, virtual and augmented reality, STEM and STEAM, mobile computing, blended learning, funding and professional development, technology support — all the important issues for administration and teaching. Each month, THE Journal also contains best practices, peer-written articles and "in-the-trenches" reporting.

THEJournal.com is updated daily with news, features, viewpoints, columns and blog posts. We cover all aspects of education technology, from the server room to the classroom.

How to Pitch Story Ideas

We accept pitches for feature articles, news, product introductions and updates, how-to stories, case studies and deployment news. You can e-mail press releases directly to the editors. We do honor embargoes, so feel free to pitch news before it is widely distributed.

We also consider contributed articles. Note that as a matter of policy, we do not publish articles bylined by vendors.

Note that advertisers have no advantage in editorial contribution; editorial decisions are based solely on the value of information to our readers.

For the site and newsletters, you may pitch directly to all of our editorial staff members:

For the print edition, you may pitch directly to David Nagel and/or Richard Chang. It is most helpful to pitch directly against a story slot on the Editorial Calendar. Make sure to identify the editorial story slot in your subject box (e.g., "June robotics story"). Please allow two to three weeks for response to story pitches.

See also our Contact Us page for more details.

Article Lead Times

For the print edition, feature articles are usually assigned three months ahead of the issue date; opinion pieces may be submitted at any time. Lead times vary for the site and newsletters.

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