Scoops & Submissions

Scoops & Suggestions

If you are a student, parent, employee, or community member in the Fleetwood Area School District, and you have any scoops that might inspire a news story or suggestions that could inspire improvement in our new organization, please comment in the box below or e-mail


The Tiger Times advertises itself as a public forum for student expression.  What does this mean to you?  It means that, if you are a student of The Fleetwood Area School District, the student editors of our website and print edition desperately want your articles for publication.

Even if you have not yet reached the high school or are not enrolled in the Journalism course at the high school, you are welcome to submit articles to the newspaper whenever and as often as you would like.  While the publication cannot promise that any and all submissions will be published, The Tiger Times does assure freelance reporters that all submissions will be seriously considered by the student editorial staff.

All you must do to submit your article to The Tiger Times is email the full text of the piece, the genre (as identified in the list below), a proposed headline, any related art, and the copyright information that accompanies said art (i.e. Copyright 2016 by George Washington) to Mr. Houp. You can also access the Copy Template that Tiger Times reporters use to structure their articles; this can help you to procure and organize all of the necessary ingredients for your article.  Most importantly, this document includes a checklist of writing characteristics associated with good journalistic writing.  While not all of these items will apply to every genre of writing, freelance reporters should carefully consider whether the genres they select allow them to disregard specific items on the checklist.  When you have all of the necessary ingredients mentioned above, you can email your piece to Mr. Houp at or provide a digital copy in some other manner.

If you have questions or comments about the submission procedure, or if you merely want to confirm the subject of an article about which you would like to write, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Houp in room #111 or at the above e-mail address.

The Tiger Times is your newspaper, and it relies on you to say what you want to say, to report what you need to report, and to read what must be read.  There is no better way to participate in your school community than by sharing what you deem important with your peers.

If you are interested in composing articles for The Tiger Times, it may be helpful for you to familiarize yourself with the genres that our news journal publishes.  The list below discusses the most common journalistic genres and divides them into news articles and feature stories:

News Genres

  • School News
  • Sports News
  • Entertainment/Arts News
  • Religion News
  • Science and Technology News
  • Obituaries
  • Weather Report
  • Environmental News
  • Cops and Courts News
  • Military News
  • Community News
  • Health and Medicine News
  • Financial News
  • Transportation News
  • Fashion News
  • Recreation News
  • Academic News
  • Political News

Feature Genres

  • Topical Cartoon
  • Opinion/Editorial
  • Profile
  • In-Depth Research
  • How-to Article
  • Book/Music/Movie Review
  • Travelogue
  • Humor Article
  • Photo Montage
  • Advice Column
  • Backgrounder
  • Holiday
  • Human Interest
  • Trend Stories
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