Here is a fluid list of stories that publications often run.
Letter to the Editor
Reviews (Products, Services, Movies, etc.)
If you have additions that you’d like to make to this list, feel free to do so in the comments section.
Another thing that newspapers often do is run a picture with a caption, but no story. This works especially well for things related to weather or a time of the year.
It allows people to submit their photos to the newspaper and for organizations to submit photo news releases.