COMMUNITY VOICES | Neighborhood groups, ramp up your media coverage!

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I want to see neighborhood organizations get more media coverage for their projects and events and meetings.. If you have a picture of a meeting or event, write a caption and email it to your local and/or ethnic papers. They will often print the picture. Submit your picture and caption to the Daily Planet: they can run the picture in their Community Voices. And sometimes Twin Cities area media such as Channel 5, the Star Tribune, and Minnesota Public Radio, will troll through the Daily Planet and local and ethnic papers to find interesting story ideas, and contact you to do follow up stories. It has happened to me. I know neighborhood groups often think it takes too much time and they are not writers, but a picture and caption takes very little time, and what fun for your community people to see themselves in the paper! And media coverage can help you win issues and do fundraising.

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