Contacting the media
I’d like to start contacting members of my local print media, while we still have a print media. I already have contacted some writers sporadically, but again, if someone wants to write up something generic that we can use to spam(did I just use that word?) the media with, by all means, the help would be appreciated.
I doubt a letter to the editor with a reference to the website would get printed. But maybe getting the attention of someone at the newspaper would get them to do a write-up?
joemanc, i think that you may want to listen to chris’ podcast on the bill sharon show. towards the end he points out that you can’t write the perfect letter to the editor or write up in the newspaper, this issue is beyond that. this is going to take a more focused and organized approach. i’m currently working on preparing a 15-20 minute presentation that i can take to various organizations in the 19th district of illinois. if i can get them aware i can get my congressmans attention. i will forward a video when i complete my presentation for analysis by other members.
my suggestion to you is to find out what district you are in, who is your congressman/woman, and what organizations cna you get in front of to spread the info. spam and letters to the editor are a waste of time and may ruin your credibility.
I don’t think Joe was literally implying spam. I think it would be a good idea to try to get the media to do a piece on Chris, but it needs to be done in the proper context. Really, the only way I see it working is if a reporter from Chris’ local newspaper did a piece on him. Does anyone else have any other suggestions for an appropriate media avenue for Crash Course exposure?
Also, I’m very interested in your presentation kemo. We look forward to the video. Would you be interested in sharing the material you develop so that other members may benefit from it?
I listened to the podcast. I’m hoping that I can get someone in the local media to at least listen. I have hope, there’s been some recent stories in the mainstream media that we may not have seen in the past(60 minutes on the 2nd wave of foreclosures, Jim Cramer on Soc. Sec. being a ponzi scheme) so hopefully the local media sees that and starts reporting that on a more local level. I know the local media tends to rely on the national media for the news quite a bit. It’s worth a shot. If you remember that crazy press secretary for Iraq when the war began, where the bombs were dropping all around Baghdad, and he kept saying at his press conferences that everything was fine, everything was going to plan. I kind of liken that situation to ours in a sense. I just can’t imagine the media being ignorant towards ideas like the Crash Course with all these "bombs dropping", i.e., unemployment numbers and business failures happening everyday.
I contacted my senator. Sen. Dodd, about the results of the bailout and my concerns and he completely ignored what I had to say in my email. It’s an uphill struggle, I understand that, but I’m not giving up.
My girlfriend works in production for one of the three TV networks in one of their primary markets. Her coworkers say that the Crash Course or a story on Chris are not likely because they are ‘too scary and not local’.
Thanks for sharing. It’s always good to have such insight.