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April Charlton Lee Central Coast Newspapers

April Charlton, senior staff writer
Lee Central Coast Newspapers
(805) 925-2691

April Charlton contributes to all four community papers owned by Lee Central Coast Newspapers. She primarily covers hard news, such as cops and courts and county and city government. She also writes features on community living, health and wellness. Charlton says she is interested in story ideas that have “value to our readers” such as “something interesting somebody did in the community” or a story related to local government. She covers only local stories and does NOT pay attention to pitches that fall outside her coverage area.

Pitch her by e-mail. “We publish a daily paper, so we have a daily deadline of 5 p.m., and then we also publish weekly papers,” she says. Her deadline varies depending on which publication she’s writing for.

Lee Central Coast Newspapers, located in Arroyo Grande, Calif., publishes four community papers, including the Times Press-Recorder, Nipomo’s Adobe Press, Santa Ynez Valley News and El Tiempo.

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