The Sanatoga Post User’s Guide is a work-in-progress
It was last updated on July 11, 2012, and was started on Dec. 19, 2009. If you have suggestions, additions, comments or complaints, contact Post Managing Editor Joe Zlomek.
The Sanatoga Post
The Sanatoga Post (referred to hereafter simply as The Post) is an online news resource intended to serve residents of Lower Pottsgrove Township PA and its accompanying village of Sanatoga PA (about 12,000 people); the Pottsgrove PA School District, of which the township is a part; and when possible and appropriate their neighboring municipalities.
The managing editor of The Post is Joseph M. “Joe” Zlomek. He and his family have lived in Sanatoga PA since March 1989.
- Today’s Headlines In The Post
This is a summary of what’s new on our front page. It lists the headlines of, and links to, stories carried in The Post. Headlines that appear at the top of the page were published during the current day. Headlines below the subhead “Earlier” were published on previous days. The headlines “roll,” meaning they drift lower, on the page over a period of six days, and generally are removed from the bottom on the seventh day. As you read the front page, you’re essentially seeing a compilation of news for an entire week.
- Content from The Limerick Post (or The Pottstown Post, or The Main Street Post, or Travels With The Post, or Photos From The Post, or The Real Estate Post, or The Posts On Health)
Besides The Sanatoga Post, The Post Publications LLC publishes news resources daily for Limerick (PA) Township (The Limerick Post), for the borough of Pottstown PA (The Pottstown Post), for business news in the U.S. Route 422 Corridor (The Main Street Post), for travel in a five-state area (Travels With The Post), for photojournalism (Photos From The Post), on real estate topics (The Real Estate Post) and on health and medical news (The Posts On Health). Some articles that appear in those editions are exclusive to them and appear nowhere else. Because the editions’ coverage areas are contiguous, however, some articles published in one may be relevant to readers of another. Headlines for these “shared” articles may also appear on the front page (see above).
- Content on Facebook
The Post Publications LLC editions have a collective presence on Facebook, a popular social networking website. On any publishing day, one or more of The Posts supply content to the Facebook page as a way to keep our audience there better informed. Some limited content is published only on Facebook (because we like to keep surprising our readers).
- Ahead On The Calendar
This is a Post-created calendar of school, religious, entertainment, social, government and weekend events generated from a Google application in its agenda format. Those who want events added to the calendar should send an e-mail with event information to the managing editor. A smaller version of the calendar also appears on our front page daily in the right column below the masthead (banner).
- Tomorrow’s AccuWeather Forecast, And National Weather News
At look at the next day’s weather and temperature forecast in the 19464 zip code, provided by AccuWeather. An AccuWeather-linked widget also appears on our front page daily in its bottom right corner.
- Notebook Worthy
Scraps of news from the managing editor’s notebook, and occasionally photos from his camera. These items tend to be light-hearted or amusing things seen, heard or experienced during the previous week. Published when the mood strikes us.
- The Post Contributor
A feature story, or article of opinion or commentary, written by an author who is not a member of The Post staff. Usually published on Sundays. If you’d like to be The Post Contributor, please send an e-mail with your proposal to the managing editor.
Errors and Corrections
As perfect as we try to be, we know we are not. If The Post publishes something in error, we want to know about it and will try to correct it. Should you find a mistake, please send an e-mail to the managing editor and let us know what’s wrong.
Copyrights, And Buying Articles Published In The Post
All articles, photographs, audio and video files, and any other content that is created, and published by or appears in The Sanatoga Post and/or its companion websites are materials covered under federal copyright laws. The copyrights may be held by The Post Publications LLC, or by other owners. No content may be duplicated or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written consent of the appropriate owner.
Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Sanatoga Post with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Buying Photos Taken By The Post Staff
Reprints of photographs taken only by The Post staff, and not those taken or submitted by others, may be available for purchase. Please contact us by e-mail for details.
The Post is published daily, Sunday through Saturday. It is available via an e-mailed, free subscription. Subscribe here. The subscription is delivered only Monday through Saturday.
The Post‘s newest content usually is available by 6:45 a.m. (although on occasion the deadline has been stretched to as late as 8 a.m.). News may be published at any time.
The daily news “budget,” or menu, usually consists of one or two originally reported and written stories (occasionally, as many as four); and three or four news briefs (occasionally, as many as six). The latter most often are re-written from press releases sent to us by readers, groups, agencies or businesses. We welcome and encourage these contributions. We cannot promise or guarantee their publication, however, nor will we in any way be obligated to do so. Submissions can be delivered in any form, but we most appreciate text files (for documents) and JPEG photos (for illustrations) sent via e-mail.
Editorials, Opinions, Comments, and Submissions
The Post intends to present timely, factual information for the benefit of its readers. It usually does not present or offer opinions, commentary or editorials of its own.
The Post usually permits readers to submit, and/or comment on, stories or other content it publishes. Comments, once approved, are appended to related stories or content. Opinions expressed in comments are those of their authors alone, and do not constitute an opinion by The Post.
The Post Publications LLC reserves its rights, in all of its editions, publications or content, and at its sole discretion, 1) to withhold publication of any comments or any submitted materials in any form; 2) to alter submitted materials in any way it deems necessary or appropriate, and to do so without consulting the submitter; 3) to restrict, limit or ban commenting or commenters, or submissions and submitters; and 4) to remove previously approved or published content, comments or submissions. The ability to comment or submit may be ended arbitrarily by The Post on any or all content at any time of its choosing without prior notice.
The Post was launched on Aug. 25, 2008. Since then, it:
- Was accepted Oct. 21, 2008, by Topix LLC for syndicated distribution to its news clients. They include CNN, AccuWeather, The Washington Post, and other national websites.
- Was recognized Oct. 28, 2008, by the nationally known Knight Citizen News Network (KCNN) as the newest of 36 interactive local news content websites currently operating in Pennsylvania.
- Began a once-daily e-mail subscription service for readers Dec. 6, 2008.
- Became a member Dec. 18, 2008, of the Associated Press Images network.
- Was accepted Feb. 8, 2009, as a media member of the Pennsylvania BlogNetNews network.
- Began public service advertising March 6, 2009, as a member of The Ad Council network.
- Was accepted Aug. 13, 2009, for syndicated distribution by the Fwix network to its news clients.
- Was accepted Sept. 4, 2009, for syndicated distribution by the Newstex network to its news clients.
- Became a member Oct. 8, 2009, of the Newscom images network.
- Was selected March 3, 2010, to appear on Freshly Pressed, a daily promotion at WordPress.com that features what its editors consider the best of more than 10 million blogs hosted there daily.
- Was chosen March 4, 2010, by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri as a news mini-site considered among the most “promising online news organizations” in the country.