Getting Attention, Framing the Story
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1. Be brief. Reporters and editors are busy and work on tight deadlines. They are not likely to plow through long documents. Keep it to one page if possible. You can add a separate page of background if needed.
2. Tell why this makes a good story for the media. Most reporters and editors are less interested in whether your cause is just than in whether a story will appeal to their audience. They are looking for controversy or unexpected or new developments or information, and in many cases compelling visuals.