November 3, 2010
January 31, 2009
So, Larry King and company have proclaimed, “It’s in to be Black.” He explained, laughingly (and that’s the part that really got me), on one of his recent shows that his eight-year-old son wants to be Black.
When did it become appropriate for people in the news business to joke about race like bad comedians on cable networks?
So, I guess I wasn’t in before?
First, King is suggesting that being Black was out until he decreed otherwise. As a Black American, I’ve always thought that being Black was in. I either felt sorry for or angry at those pathetic people who acted otherwise – the people that unwittingly helped to galvanize the Civil Rights movement and the centuries-long activism (most of it left out of the history books) that came before it.
June 25, 2008
Five Tried and True Ways to Pitch the Media on Your Nonprofit’s Issues
You know that media coverage helps to generate discussion about the critical issues your nonprofit organization is trying raise with your constituents and the public in general. But getting coverage is not always easy, especially for issues that nonprofit organizations are apt to be working on, issues related to ensuring equity, building sustainable communities and respecting diversity.
So what works and what doesn’t when it comes to pitching story ideas to traditional print and electronic media? Take this short (Tried and) True or False quiz, and see if you can add any tips to your media pitching toolkit.
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