Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bayview Footprints welcomes contributors

Contributors to Bayview Footprints Local News are people who live, work, study or play in Bayview Hunters Point.  Send your brief articles, images and videos about life in the neighborhood to

Want to be a regular contributor?  Some neighbors send content on a regular basis.  We love it!  An individual neighbor or group of neighbors can act as “reporters” on specific topics.  If you or your group would like to do that, here are some suggestions: 

Include an image in jpeg, .png, .tif, or .gif format with as high resolution as possible.

Include lots of links
to additional online information. We’ll embed them into your online article.

Maintain a BVHP community focus.
We always prioritize what is happening here, and the people who live, work, study and play here.

Avoid being promotional
of a particular organization or event. Submit event notices for the Community Calendar section at

Keep it positive
but not “fluffy.” Footprints tells the positive story about Bayview Hunters Point that is left out elsewhere. At the same time, readers want useful information and perspective, and expect us to acknowledge obvious challenges. 

Avoid opinion pieces.
Your perspective will shine through the content you choose, and the style you use! However, Footprints does not take positions on specific public policy, legislation, or candidates.

Appeal to our extraordinary diversity.
If you can write in Spanish or Chinese, go for it!

Consider creative concepts
like top-10 lists, opinion polls, side-bar resource lists, etc.

Example of a regular contributor’s topic:  Sustainability:  The positive ways BVHP residents can lead environmentally sustainable lives at home while creating a sustainable planet.  Features might include pictures of resident-led green projects, links to new studies BVHP residents should know about, Q&A conversations with  BVHP environmental leaders, and a top-10 list about the history of sustainable practices in BVHP.

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