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How Long To Wait?


Linda661

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I contacted my local newspaper on Monday with intro. info. and to ask if they will run some articles during LC awareness month -- I haven't heard anything back yet. This wasn't a letter to the editor submission; this was contacting the newspaper directly on their website, giving them some LC background information, and giving them my contact info.

How long do I reasonably give them to respond before I contact them again? (what can I say, I'm new to this sort of thing).

Linda

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Me too, Linda! I spent MUCH time selecting all the info and I cut and pasted and copied and added and deleted and came up with (what I thought anyway was) an excellent case presented. I sent off, as you, to the editors of the 3 papers and 2 television stations on Monday, I haven't heard a thing. I should mention that I had already sent a plea for coverage to one of the editors at the very beginning of October after they ran a front page (of the Living section) story of an ovarian cancer survivor.

I also am ready to attack the donation boxes, but seems folks want to SEE what I am talking about......so haven't made any headway there yet either.

This is a most frustrating situation. I can oly think that this is how it started so many years ago with the media blitz for breast cancer. I suppose we can call ourselves pioneers.

Good luck.

Kasey

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After several days without a reply, I would place a personal call to the news desk, news director of the station or editor of paper.

Start off, Hi, I'm trying to reach (insert name here) about a story I submitted to him/her last week. I'd just like to know if he/she is interested in doing a story like this and interested in any help I can provide. I've been contacted by another news source (no specifics need to be provided, this is a marketing tactic) and just need to know who to proceed with. Of course I'd like to proceed with your organization as you are my favorite (news station/ news paper)

I can't guarentee if this will work but it has for me a few times in the past.

Good luck!

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