Posted by Kenn (184.108.40.206) on April 21, 2000 at 23:04:05:
In Reply to: contacting the media posted by BobG on April 21, 2000 at 22:05:38:
Having been involved in the "Media", I can assure you that the ONLY way to get their attention on subjects such as this is to blitz them with class and skill. But always remember:
(1). It does NOT respond well to stupid, inane tirades;
(2). It DOES respond to volumes of thoughtful, short notes;
(3). It likes anything that can be continued into future stories;
(4). Good, hard facts and legitimate sources are a must;
(5). Local contacts are desirable, i.e., someone who can not only provide a suffer's point of view but from that of the family or perhaps the employer which has just fired you for "acting weird"...
(6). If you have a doctor that is willing to provide commentary to the Media it is worth much.
(7). If you commit suicide while in the middle of a quality attack, it could help.
(8). Forget that last one.
(9). But, drama IS important to It.
Hope this helps.
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