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PA TIMES Online Now Publishing Twice Per Week, Releases First Editorial Calendar

Washington, DC–New in 2012, PA TIMES Online now posts twice per week. Every Monday and Thursday PA TIMES Online will publish new original articles. The publication has also released its first ever editorial calendar to further its goal of publishing high quality articles. Intended as a thought starter for potential authors, the calendar hits many of the hottest topics currently being discussed. Authors are encouraged to review the list of topics, however article submissions
need not conform to these topics, particularly if they are addressing a
timely news topic.

Articles must remain between 500-1000 words (unless intended as a multi-part run), contain no references and adhere to the deadlines below. PA TIMES Online generally follows AP style, with some exceptions; see our submission guidelines for more information. Articles submitted with audio/visual elements (ie. photos,
video, podcasts, audio files, charts, graphics, links, etc.) will be
given publication priority. Authors need not be ASPA members. PA TIMES Online will consider ALL original article submissions.

January: Budget Crisis: Cutting Jobs, Programs and Citizen Trust?

  • Monday Postings: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 5, 12, 19, 26 (Deadline Wednesday)

February: Social Media and Civic Engagement

  • Monday Postings: 6, 13, 20, 27 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 2, 9, 16, 23 (Deadline Wednesday)

March: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery on the Anniversary of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

  • Monday Postings: 5, 12, 19, 26 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Deadline Wednesday)

April: A Sustainable Future? Energy, Food and Innovation

  • Monday Postings: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 5, 12, 19, 26 (Deadline Wednesday)

May: Information Security: Attacking, Hacking and Tracking

  • Monday Postings: 7, 14, 21, 28 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Deadline Wednesday)

June: Web 3.0 for Government: Blogging, Tweeting and Connecting

  • Monday Postings: 4, 11, 18, 25 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 7, 14, 21, 28 (Deadline Wednesday)

July: Nonprofit Management: Getting Volunteers and Donations in a Down Economy

  • Monday Postings: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 5, 12, 19, 26 (Deadline Wednesday)

August: Immigration: Will the New Laws Cause More Problems than they Solve?

  • Monday Postings: 6, 13, 20, 27 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Deadline Wednesday)

September: Why Did You Choose to Work in Government?

  • Monday Postings: 3, 10, 17, 24 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 6, 13, 20, 27 (Deadline Wednesday)

October: Government Work: Are Graduates Truly Prepared or Merely Good Enough?

  • Monday Postings: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 4, 11, 18, 25 (Deadline Wednesday)

November: Health Care: Insuring the Uninsured

  • Monday Postings: 5, 12, 19, 26 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Deadline Wednesday)

December: Beyond the U.S. Model: What are other Governments Doing Right?

  • Monday Postings: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Deadline Saturday)
  • Thursday Postings: 6, 13, 20, 27 (Deadline Wednesday)

STUDENT VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD
Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and their voices should be heard. PA TIMES Online would like to create a weekly forum for students. Whether it be papers submitted for class assignments, project/research summaries, commentaries or other writings, PA TIMES Online would like to consider it for publication.

Professors: Do you have a particularly good batch of student papers from a recent assignment? PA TIMES Online is interested in publishing student papers. Contact Editor Christine Jewett McCrehin ([email protected]) with your ideas/thoughts/questions.

Students: Do you have a paper that you are particularly proud of, or thoughts on a subject that you’d like to share? Please contact Editor Christine Jewett McCrehin ([email protected]) with your ideas/thoughts/questions.

Possible Student Blog (Goal of Weekly Postings)
Are you a student (traditional or nontraditional) with the time and willingness to post a blog once or twice a week for a month? PA TIMES Online is looking for monthly student bloggers. Topics can be chosen by the student or assigned by PA TIMES Online. Please contact Editor Christine Jewett McCrehin ([email protected]) with your ideas/thoughts/questions.

Possible Topics:
Work/School/Life Balance
Dissertation: Questions and Advice, Fleshing out a Topic
Getting a Job (Government, Nonprofit, Academic)
Ethics

If you have any questions or would like to see our submission guidelines
contact Editor Christine Jewett McCrehin at [email protected]

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