Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Bradenton Times?
We are a news and community resource web site. Much like a newspaper that has news reporters we have news reporters. Our focus is local news. We will link to State, National, and Worldwide news for your convenience. As a community resource our powerful event calendar will keep you up to date on what is going on in our community. From Government meetings to live bands, we will make it easy for you to see what is going on in the Bradenton area.
Where is The Bradenton Times office located?
The Bradenton Offices are located at:
405 26 Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
How can I advertise with The Bradenton Times?
Advertising with The Bradenton Times is effective and affordable!
Take a look at our Advertising Opportunities
Please contact our advertising department at: 941-896-7857 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the benefit of advertising over the printed newspaper?
The web advertiser has a more powerful tool to reach customers and determine results from their ads. Our goal is to help you as a business reach the full potential of the marketing on the web. A paper product cannot inform you on how many people viewed your ad or clicked on it for more information. It also does not have search capabilities to find products such as coupons that are a section on our site to benefit both the viewer and business.
We can meet any advertising budget.. Check out our advertising menu for more information. I am sure we have the right product for your business and best of all unlike theprint advertising, we will be able to give you a report as to your views.
Delivering news is not free. By advertising locally your money stays within your community and is not sent to another State. Please support a local business and advertise with us.
What is your Advertising policy?
Advertising Policy and Ad Agreement
Can I submit content (opinions, articles, etc.)?
We invite you to be a contributing writer. Our area is filled with all kinds of people with more experience than most reporters, so contact us to let us know what you may want to submit.
Article Submission Policy
The Bradenton Times is a news website and community resource for the Bradenton area. Submitting an article is simple and is done online with prompts for information. News articles submitted for the purpose of publication on the website of The Bradenton Times are provided as a community contribution and are not to be considered works for hire. No financial compensation will be provided for these community contributions.
The submission is reviewed and if approved is posted in a timely manner. We allow for multiple pages of content and photos to be postd with the story. The article stays online without a time limit and is archived as per our standard in house policy.
We reserve the right to edit and refuse any and all articles that are in our opinion not in accordance with our article guidelines.
How to submit:
1. Go to the online Article Submission Form
2. Fill out the information required and be sure to remember to click the box that confirms you agree to these Article Submission Terms.
You must provide your article as a document in Word (.doc) or Acrobat (.pdf) format via the form. To add the document, left-click on the browse button, and this takes you to your files on your computer. You can then find the article file and click on it, and the article will be uploaded to our website when you submit the form. The files size of your document should be smaller then 6 Mb.
If you prefer to drop off an article, we have a drop box in front of our office at 405 26th Ave. W., Bradenton. We accept disc (cd / dvd) & digital formats only.
Note: By supplying the article to us, you grant permission to The Bradenton Times to publish the information and agree to hold us harmless for the information made public. The internet is accessible to the world, so please be careful of content that you may not want to share.
If you need assistance, please email: email@example.com
What is your News Article comments policy?
Similar to our Blog policy, we will not have the comments that have personal attacks that lack the rules of civility.
We instead invite constructive comments to share opinions and facts. We will post the full name of the person submitting the comments to insure there is no hiding behind a screen name. Just like a conversation that you have when you meet someone, it is just proper we all know who is commenting. Please share comments just as you would if in person.
If someone abuses this by submitting a false identity we will prosecute and as a violation of our policies we will be seeking damages of no less than $10,000. We are serious about insuring information is factual and that starts with holding everyone accountable for submissions.
Our comments are moderated. Comments will be posted once approved.
By posting comments you agree to these conditions.
What is your Blog policy?
We will not have the blogs you see on other sites, that is mostly full of personal attacks and lack the rules of civility. Instead we invite constructive comments to share opinions and facts. We will also post the full name of the person submitting the comments to insure there is no hiding behind some screen name.
Just like a conversation that you have when you meet someone, it is just proper we all know who is commenting. If someone abuses this by submitting a false identity we will prosecute and as a violation of our policies we will be seeking damages of no less than $10,000.
We are serious about insuring information is factual and that starts with holding everyone accountable for submissions.
Why will there not be a printed product?
The newspaper product is in a state of meltdown. Over half the people do not receive a newspaper. We will try our best to have a print on demand news product that eliminates printing one story at a time, but we do not plan on printing a newspaper.
There is something inaccurate in one of the items on the website. How can I have it corrected?
At The Bradenton Times our goal is to provide community news and event information that is factual and accurate. If you believe there is an item that is incorrect posted on our website, please contact us directly at: 941-896-7857 or via our Contact Us form.
How can I add my own comments to The Bradenton Times news articles?
One of the primary goals of The Bradenton Times is to be a community voice for Bradenton and Manatee County. One way we do this is to provide our readers the opportunity to comment on our news articles.
At the bottom of most of The Bradenton Times news articles, you will see the text link:
"Click here to add a comment to this page"
Click on this link and you will be presented with the comment section.
All fields are required.
- You comment for the article shoud be entered in the "Your Comment:" section.
- Your first and last name should go in the "Your Full Name:" section.
- Your email address should go in the "Your E-Mail:" section.
- You must also complete the "word challenge" item. Enter the two words shown in the box below the words. This "word challenge" helps up eliminate automated comments and "comment spam" from being posted to the website.
- Finally, click on the "Submit Comments" link.
That's it! Your comment will be sent to The Bradenton Times.
Please note that The Bradenton Times reviews all comments before posting them. Typically comments are reviewed and posted to the live site on the day they are submitted.