Editorial Guidelines

The Asian Tribune’s editorial team reviews all news/press releases before it is distributed to ensure that the content is newsworthy and accurate in a news format. The editorial guidelines that are written below help your news/press releases get quick approval and distribution on our platform. The news/press releases should have a clear and newsworthy angle and be free from spam, direct address, and ads hype. It should incorporate the following features:

Informative Content:

The news angles that have timely information about an organizational milestone like an award or anniversary, pro tip on a topic in the news, business expansion or recent event, new service, or products. The news announcement must be mentioned in the headline as not everything is newsworthy. Don’t try to qualify your news/press release for ads or post a general interest article or content that lacks news value.

Tone:

Always write in the third person – don’t put “WE” or “I” unless you are using a direct quote. Consider the perspective of the reader and write to the point while being engaging. Avoid adjectives and sales-pitch language. Don’t put your own opinions while writing. Try to avoid jargon as not many understand it. Last but not the least, always proofread to avoid expensive errors.

Accuracy:

For all press releases referencing criminal matters or legal actions, The Asian Tribune will need the complaint number, the court of record, and case number.

Information:

News/press releases submitted to The Asian Tribune should contain a valid email address and phone number in the contact information.

Authorize:

All network marketing companies with a major announcement or using a stock ticker symbol – The Asian Tribune might require written authorization from an executive before the news is approved for distribution. Independent representatives of network marketing companies must have consent from the executive.

Length:

The Asian Tribune’s news/press releases should be between 300 and 2000 words. The length of the piece directly affects the distribution. Too short news has trouble getting indexed in search engines. The summary should also be within 160 characters maximum.

Spelling and Grammar:

The press releases should be free from grammatical and spelling errors. It should be written in proper English/Bangla. If you are using jargon, ensure to include definitions for industry jargon for the layperson to understand.

Format:

Press releases/news submitted to The Asian Tribune should not contain HTML tags, forced line breaks, or tables. Avoid writing the entire release in Capital letters. Do check out a few tips for writing Press releases in the correct format here.

Source:

The Asian Tribune demands a clear news source to be identified in the headline. The news source is the company or organization that is issuing the release. If your business, firm, or agency is distributing on behalf of a client then the source would be the client’s organization or company’s name. It should be mentioned in what ways the organization or company related to the announcement.

The Asian Tribune Does NOT Distribute

Advertise: If your news is aimed at selling/marketing any product or service, then it is an ad, not a news/press release. A proper news/press release notifies the general public and media about a newsworthy piece. If the main document’s purpose is to sell without any news element, then publication will be denied.

Opinions: The Asian Tribune restricts content intended to harm or defame a person or group. It typically accepts news related to public policy, politics, and other delicate matters. But, the opinions should be appropriately attributed and the release should not contain excessive hyperbole or allegations.

Explicit Content: Our integrity is of utmost importance, so Roar Press doesn’t accept sexually explicit products or materials. Releases should be free from references or links to profane language, illegal or sexual material. All the 18 years or older websites are considered explicit.

Spam: Don’t get caught in content filters due to the density of high-volume words/phrases and prominence that are frequently found in non-newsworthy websites, unwanted mails, or spam and ads.

Link: Limit the link count to 1 every 100 words. This policy is to protect the value of links in a release within The Asian Tribune’s network.

Blogs: General articles, blogs, or open letters generally lack attribution and news value – they are not an acceptable press release format.

Views: Press releases can be about a group or person’s opinion on a topical subject, but they should be more than views or opinions. The opinions that are not attributed to any source are considered a flag that may deem the content as an opinion column or ad rather than the press release.

Reprints: Feature or news stories, editorials, opinion columns, articles, or images from other publications or sites, if they are copyrighted are not press releases.

Fiction: All the users of The Asian Tribune must submit only accurate information.

Duplicity: PR can only be distributed once via The Asian Tribune. Besides, the majority of press releases must have authentic content. Template content is not allowed. Using copyrighted content from other websites is a violation of The Asian Tribune’s Terms of Service.

Third-Party: The Asian Tribune only permits press releases from law firms in which the firm is representing one of the parties. We don’t accept press releases from third-party firms regarding legal cases.

Market Research: We don’t allow press releases marketing websites that sell reports detailing forecasts, market trends, industry analysis, or market research.

Wrong Intention: The Asian Tribune doesn’t distribute content intended to exact revenge or harm a person or group. It is defined as anything that is intended to: victimize or shame an individual or group, degrade, defame, defraud, stalk, maliciously affect a company, promote personal opinions attacking a group or individual, racism violence, bigotry, express hatred or incite.

Ticker Symbols: We encourage our authors to use any ticker symbols they are authorized to use in the press releases. But we need to receive exact authorization from the source company for each ticker symbol used.

Gambling: The Asian Tribune doesn’t publish releases that promote or link to fantasy sports or online gambling.

e-liquid/ Vapor: The Asian Tribune doesn’t publish releases that promote or link to e-liquid, e-cigarette, or vapor.

Video Streaming: The Asian Tribune doesn’t publish press releases that market to short-term or unsecured loan services or link to payday.

Pharmaceuticals: The Asian Tribune doesn’t accept press releases from online pharmaceuticals or websites that sell drugs or prescriptions unless the PR or websites state a doctor’s prescription is required to buy.

Weight Loss Products: We don’t allow any potentially hazardous weight loss products or ingredients.

Health Supplements: The Asian Tribune doesn’t allow health supplement content irrespective of claims of legality.

Sexual Enhancement Products: The Asian Tribune doesn’t permit press releases that encourage sexual enhancement products.

Money Schemes: The Asian Tribune doesn’t accept press releases that publicize money-making online, get rich quick schemes, or work from home programs.

Stock: The Asian Tribune objects to press releases that promote advice, reviews, recommendations, alerts, newsletters or story picks. Public trade companies might promote their news.

Over Optimize: We don’t accept news/press releases that contain links over-optimization or keywords.

Tablet or Mobile Phone Unblocking: We don’t allow PR to link or market to Black Hat SEO services or tactics. These types of services comprise but are not limited to paid social media followers, selling and buying, or keyword stuffing.

Academic Writing: The Asian Tribune doesn’t publish press releases that encourage services to write dissertations, term papers, essays, or research papers for a fee.

The Asian Tribune also reserves the right to remove press releases that contain unnatural inbound links via paid link schemes participation. From time to time, The Asian Tribune will review releases submitted by clients to make sure they accommodate search engine guidelines.

Note: The Asian Tribune’s editorial staff review all press releases before they are distributed. The editors have the final word in determining whether the content is appropriate for distribution on The Asian Tribune’s platform.

These guidelines are meant to add The Asian Tribune’s Terms of Service that demands users to be responsible for the content and precision of all information submitted to us.