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RE: [seul-edu] Schoolforge.net coverage in Singapore's Business Times
From: William Abernathy
Sent: 1/14/02 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [seul-edu] Schoolforge.net coverage in Singapore's Business
Doug Loss wrote:
>> This was very nice! People, this is how I hope things will go for
>> us. Harish sent the press release to the Business Times himself, with
>> name as a local contact. I'm very happy to see that they contacted
>> a local take on the announcement rather than calling Harry, David, or
> think everyone on this list ought to do the same. Even if your local
>> newspaper, radio, and television outlets are small, it wouldn't hurt
>> contact them with the announcement (with the date suitably changed so
>> it doesn't seem that we're just getting around to them after a week,
>> though we are :-) ).
> While I concur with Doug's praise for Harish (way ta go!) and recommend
> that you all follow his lead, I must counsel against one practice Doug
> DO NOT CHANGE THE DATE on the press release.
Newspapers used to have what's called a 'City Desk' - do they still have
That's usually just a box that people can drop off stories in. You would
usually put your name and a phone number on a cover sheet the paper
drop the press in the 'City Desk' box. There's no real need to contact a
reporter. A reporter might call if they have additional questions.
Also, most radio stations have a form for free Public Service
Announcements - if the announcement was abbreviated to just a
paragraph or so, the Schoolforge announcement might qualify as a PSA?
Just a thought.