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The Lansing Journal journeys: Gatlinburg, Tennessee


submitted by Joe Dubczak

“[This photo was] taken in front of the Gatlinburg Convention Center in Tennessee, where [we] attended the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair in late October,” said Lansing resident Joe Dubczak. The trio traveled to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and took a Lansing Journal along for the ride. The Lansing residents, from left to right, are Paul Reese, Carol Willmes, and Joe Dubczak. (Photo provided)

You can have your Lansing Journal Journeys photo published too

The Lansing Journal Journeys is an award-winning feature that showcases people displaying The Lansing Journal in creative locations.

We initiated the series because we are a community newspaper, and we like to see community faces in our pages and community names in our photo credits.

Although the feature was most popular with print issues of the Lansing Journal, since the Lansing Journal has not been in print since April, we have not received many submissions. Neither have many Lansing residents been traveling to distant locations. Our next print issue is coming out soon, however, so be sure to grab one and snap a photo in a “creative” location—it doesn’t have to be an exotic one! Additionally, printed papers are by no means a requirement. We’d love to see you reading your local news on your phone, tablet, or computer:

Radio personality El Primo Rafa posed with an online copy of The Lansing Journal for his Lansing Journal Journeys entry. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Need some Lansing Journal Journeys photo ideas?

  • Take a photo of your kids reading The Lansing Journal as part of their e-learning experience.
  • Walk along one of the 9 places to walk around Lansing, and have a passerby snap a photo of you with The Lansing Journal on your phone.
  • Visit one of Lansing’s restaurants for take-out, bring up The Lansing Journal on your phone, and have the waiter snap a photo of you in front of their sign.
  • Have a family member take a photo of you next to your computer as you catch up on the morning news.
  • Did you remodel your kitchen or update your landscaping during quarantine? Pull up The Lansing Journal on your tablet, prop it up on the counter or among the perennials, and snap a photo.
  • Do your pets read? Get a photo of them with The Lansing Journal.

Send us your Lansing Journal Journey photos

Email your photos to [email protected] and tell us:

  1. The names of any people (or animals) in the photo
  2. Some information about the location
  3. The name of the person who took the photo

We’ll publish them online as soon as possible. And make sure you are subscribed, so you see your photos when they are published!

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.