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Meet Marblehead Beacon's founding staff.
Marblehead Beacon is a digital destination for local news pertaining to government, education, politics, and culture. Our guiding principles include a commitment to non-partisanship, accuracy, and professionalism, with a focus on ethical, high-quality news coverage.
Marblehead Beacon seeks to fill the gap left by the recent decision of the Marblehead Reporter to withdraw from local news coverage. We intend to gain the trust and support of local residents by providing interesting, well-researched stories that take into account multiple political perspectives and focus on improving community engagement with local government.
The Beacon website will include sections focusing on town government, fiscal issues, schools, and human interest topics. Investigative reports will be informed by Freedom of Information Act and Massachusetts Public Records Law requests as well as direct communication with elected officials and community leaders. We also plan to highlight notable members of our community and publish opinion pieces and letters.
Marblehead Beacon is a grassroots effort by local Marblehead citizens who are committed to making information more widely available within our community. We are starting with a modest budget funded only by our founding editorial board, with the hope that we will be able to establish a sustainable model by offering advertising opportunities as we build our credibility and readership base.
We encourage open discourse in the form of letters to the editor and op-eds from members of our community. Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, submissions, or tips. Visit our Contact Us page or reach out via phone or text to 781-631-0100.
"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech." - Benjamin Franklin
To submit an Obituary:
Marblehead Beacon offers members of our community the opportunity to post obituaries free of charge. Please submit your obituary to email@example.com, indicating "Obituary" in the subject line. You are also welcome to include a photo of your loved one and any information about services or funeral arrangements. Please provide your photo in .jpg format. Marblehead Beacon reserves the right to edit obituaries for clarity. When submitting an obituary, please include your phone number and that of the funeral home providing arrangements. Please note that Marblehead Beacon does not verify the content included in obituaries.
To submit a Letter to the Editor:
Marblehead Beacon welcomes letters to the editor. Please submit your letters through our contact form and specify "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Marblehead Beacon will publish letters to the editor at its discretion, and reserves the right to edit published letters for length, grammar, and readability. When submitting letters, please include your full address and phone number in case required for verification. Only your name, street, and town will be published with your letter. Please note that we cannot accommodate edits after letters have been submitted. Letters about candidates will be accepted up to five days prior to election day.
To submit a Press Release:
Marblehead Beacon welcomes submissions of press releases through our contact form. In our "Municipal" section, we will provide a link to press releases from local and regional public officials and philanthropic organizations. Marblehead Beacon does not endorse nor verify the content of these press releases. We reserve the right to limit the number of press releases submitted by candidates during the election cycle. Businesses, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to submit press releases for consideration by our editorial board for news content.