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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Subscriber questions about the Seattle P-I

How do I submit information I would like printed in the newspaper?
How do I find out more about your Newspapers In Education program?
What are your advertising rates?
How do I place an ad?
How do I ask The Seattle Times about sponsorship or donating to my event?
Can I tour the newspaper?
How do I donate to the Fund for the Needy?
How do I find a past article or listing?
How do I get permission to use something from the newspaper?
How do I get a copy of an article or photograph?
What does it cost to subscribe to the newspaper?
Who do I contact about my home delivery?
How do I apply to become a newspaper carrier?
How do I get a newspaper rack in my store or office building?
What is the circulation of The Seattle Times?

If you have another question and can't find the answer on our site, please contact us.

How do I submit information I would like printed in the newspaper?
The answer to this question depends on the type of information. Notices such as wedding or birth announcements, deaths and funeral notices and merchandise for sale are generally paid notices and you can contact advertising. If you want to submit an upcoming event for a calendar listing, send a press release, announce a business hire, submit a correction or have an idea for a story, it's best to send information to the appropriate editor or writer in the newsroom. For a complete list, see newsroom contacts. Please see our editorial and opinion page to learn how to submit guest editorials or letters to the editor.

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How do I find out more about your Newspapers In Education program?
Through Newspapers In Education (NIE), we make newspapers and related curriculum guides available regularly to teachers and students in classrooms throughout our circulation area. To find out more or sign up, please visit our Newspapers In Education site.

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What are your advertising rates?
We have a wide variety of advertising options available including classified advertising, display ads, advertising on bags on home-delivered newspapers, preprinted newspaper inserts and more. The best way to understand advertising categories, determine what will meet your specific advertising objectives and then get accurate pricing is to visit our Advertising and Marketing Research site or call 206/464-2400. If you know the type of advertising you are interested in, specific rate information is available.

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How do I place an ad?
If you want to place a classified ad, you can visit NWsource Classifieds and click on the "Place an ad" link or call the following phone numbers: 206/624-SELL (7355)
Washington state toll free: 1-888/624-SELL (7355)
Outside of Washington toll free: 1-800/628-8285

For display advertising, to request a media kit or to connect with an account executive, please call 206/464-2400 or e-mail advertising@seattletimes.com.

To learn about placing online advertising on our network of Web sites, please see online advertising or call 206/464-3237

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How do I ask The Seattle Times about sponsorship or donating to my event?
As a local, family-owned newspaper, we are very committed to supporting the community beyond our core mission of providing quality journalism. While it is impossible for us to honor every request for support, we give careful consideration to the applications we receive. To determine if your request is appropriate and learn how to submit a funding or sponsorship application, please see Community Involvement or call 206/464-2119 for recorded information.

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Can I tour the newspaper?
We offer group tours for students and others at our state-of-the-art North Creek production facility in Bothell, Washington, about 20 miles north of Seattle. We are not able to offer tours of our newsroom or other facilities. For information or to arrange a tour at North Creek, please call 425/489-7015 or e-mail kpalmer@seattletimes.com.

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How do I donate to the Fund for the Needy?
100% of all contributions to The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy goes to nonprofit agencies in the community providing vital services to families and children. For more information, please see Fund for the Needy. To make a contribution, please send a check to Fund for the Needy, c/o The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111. Be sure to let us know how we may list your gift in the newspaper: name and amount, name only or anonymous.

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How do I find a past article or listing?
To search online, you can search by date or keyword using our seattletimes.com Web Archive (registration is required). At this time, about 80 percent of the print edition is posted online. If you don't find the story you are looking for, it may not have been posted online. Try searching your public library's periodical archive. We also suggest you try the public library for anything published before February 1, 1996, since we don't carry any stories online published prior to that date. For obituaries, start at the seattletimes.com Obituaries page to locate obituaries on prominent individuals during the current week.

If you can't find it online or at the public library, our Customer Service counter may be able to help.

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How do I get permission to use something from the newspaper?
In the case of a very limited number of copies for personal use only, specific permission may not be required. For almost all other situations, including use in film or television and use of Web content, permission is required. Please see Obtaining Permission to Reuse Seattle Times Material for detailed guidelines and helpful contact information.

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How do I get a copy of an article or photograph?
We make reprints or copies of articles, photographs and special series available in several different forms, some suitable for framing. In some cases there is a charge for these materials, in others we offer them free. Please click here for complete information about resale.

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What does it cost to subscribe to the newspaper?
The cost for home delivery, or delivery to your office or another location, varies depending on where you are located and what type of service you would like. For full details, please see subscribe.

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Who do I contact about my home delivery?
To start a new subscription, please see Subscribe. If you want to change your current service, contact your carrier manager about a service issue or have a question about your billing, please contact circulation. To request that we temporarily do not deliver your newspaper to you while you are away, you can go directly to temporary stops.

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How do I apply to become a newspaper carrier?
A newspaper delivery route is a great way to earn income in only a few hours a day. If you are at least 18 years old, and have a valid driver's license and your own reliable transportation, please see Become a Newspaper Carrier for more details. Please note, carriers are independent contractors, not employees of The Seattle Times Company.

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How do I get a newspaper rack in my store or office building?
If you would like to inquire about selling The Seattle Times in your store, or if you would like to see it available for purchase in a particular location, please send us an e-mail at singlecopy@seattletimes.com or call Single Copy Customer Service at 206/464-2167. We make every effort to have racks conveniently located for our readers and if, for some reason, we cannot accommodate your specific request, we can let you know the nearest rack location.

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What is the circulation of The Seattle Times?
We measure circulation (the actual number of paid sales), readership (which reflects the total number of people reading the newspaper) and online users of our news and information Web sites. For a chart of these figures, please see Quick Facts.