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What to share with media:

  • A press release on an event, research, or information

  • An op-ed, a timely, provocative essay that expresses an opinion on an important issue

  • Letters to the editor (LTEs) respond to a previous article in the paper.

Note: Most policymakers and staff read op-eds and LTEs to track what's important to their constituents.

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Tools for Reaching the Media

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A case study looks at the March 1, 2013 op-ed in The Hartford Courant and the two reports it covers: a great success in media highlighting important ...
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An op-ed is a timely, provocative essay that expresses an opinion on an important issue. Letters to the editor (LTEs) generally respond to a previous article in the ...
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SparkAction's Alison guides through this simple tool to find media in your hometown or across the country and send them your press releases and Letters to the ...
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A step-by-step guide to reaching local media outlets with your message about any event you or your organization is planning.
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A quick box of tools and research to help you make your case powerfully and effectively.
TEMPLATES FOR MESSAGING
Easy-to-use templates to write powerful Letters to the Editor. Make your case and use our interactive tool (below) to find local media contacts!
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Tips for spreading your ideas without getting the runaround.