The Gazette -The Hometown Newspaper for Ocean Springs
The Gazette newspaper is a weekly chronicle of life in Ocean Springs and the surrounding areas of Jackson County.
Our objective is to faithfully serve our readers; individual and corporate advertisers; civic groups, schools, families, schools, churches and all others who use our newspaper as a source of news.
We will not shy away from the tough issues, which face our community. We will strive to uncover those stories, which our readers expect to read and need to read in order to be fully informed about their community.
Our editorial page will service as the public forum for our community. We strive for most of our editorials and columnists have a local focus.
Our political cartoonist and state columnist will provide a broad scope of matters that are relevant and time sensitive.
Our letters to the editor column will be open to all and we will do whatever we can to ensure that all letters written to us are published in The Gazette.
On the editorial page, we will point out what is bad and wrong with equal fervor, along with possible solutions to correct those problems we identify. We will actively campaign to make a generous contribution to the quality of life so Ocean Springs remains a good place to live.
Above all, our aim is to "get it into the paper." If an item interests our readers, it interests us. More importantly, if it is important to you…it is important to us.
Our Pledge to the readers
• To provide our readers the vital information they need to enhance the quality of their lives in Ocean Springs.
• Create a forum for our readers to express their ideas on how to make our community an even better place to live, work, and play.
• Recognize there are at least two sides to every story, and report all sides fairly.
• Report the news without bias and confine editorial opinion to the editorial page.
The History of The Gazette
The Gazette was created by a group of local residents from Ocean Springs who care about delivering knowledge and the truth to the citizens. It is true that knowledge is power and a free press is vital to a community. An accurate account of a government meeting, a comment from a resident about a local issue, or a photo of a community gathering has value, especially when the alternative is no story at all.
The Gazette newspaper has stacked its standards high as our goal is to keep up with the latest in social networking as well as reclaiming the history of Ocean Springs.
The Ocean Springs Gazette was the first newspaper published here in the 1800s, and this publication strives to the meaning of a community newspaper back to what it was meant to be in the beginning. This newspaper belongs to the citizens and is about them and what affects their daily life.
It is easy to publish a bad newspaper and difficult to publish a really good newspaper.
The Gazette wants to grow with the community it serves. As we grow, our mission and our pledge will remain strong and be evident in the pages of the newspaper.
The staff of The Gazette will work diligently every day to report the news for our readers and function as a partner to contribute back to the community.
Readers can follow the news in The Gazette through our Web site, Facebook, and Twitter.
While technology changes through the years, the basic philosophy of The Gazette will not change from its roots dating back to 1855. That philosophy is to produce a community newspaper about the people and the city.
Our commitment to you as a subscriber
Your newspaper should be delivered in good condition and in the right location by the close of the business day on Friday of each week. If an error occurs and you need a paper redelivered, please notify us between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays. We will bring the newspaper to your house personally.
Call (228) 875-1241 or visit us online at www.oceanspringsgazette.com to recieve home delivery. The Gazette offers reasonable prices so every citizen can have access to the news. If a resident would like to read The Gazette but finances will not allow for a subscription please call the news office so we may assist you.
Office Contact Infomation
Phone: (228) 875-1241
Fax: (228) 872-4719
Office location: 2016 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs, MS
Mail: PO Box 688, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-0688
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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