One time I was having a short story published in an anthology and the publisher had sent promotion tips. I wrote to the local paper who took an interest not so much int he story itself but in my twitter fiction.
They did a story and sent a photographer around. It was very exciting and later I got interviewed on Radio Australia.
Yes, once when I was in college. I was carrying a fainted student to doctor and had no idea when they took a picture of me ! Next day I was woken up by my parents calling me as it was all over the state.
Yes, front page no less! When I was about 8 yrs old, we lived in Columbia: there was civil unrest at the mining settlement and all expats were evacuated. An overnight road trip in convoy of about 200km to Medellin. A photo and caption of a bedraggled woman and two kids arriving at one of the hotels (my Mum, sister and me).
I have letters published in newspaper but never a story about me. My dad used to be in the local paper a lot as he was a major fundraiser for asthma research at our local hospital, so he tended to get recognised whenever we were out and about! I was (and still am) very proud of him :)