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Once a sponsor is found, the group must set a completion deadline, notify HSF of its intentions and identify the local media outlets it intends to influence.

Before going further the group must decide, in writing, their own criteria for determining what is "good news" and "bad news".

Once the definition is settled, "good news" should be solicited from individuals and groups (community sources) so that it can be fed to local media outlets. The media will be asked to use these "good news" offerings to balance the "bad news". All participants should continually be involved in the search for "good news".

The "good news" may be gathered and passed on by word of mouth to one or more group members with writing ability. The writers will process the stories and distribute hard copies to other members who will be expected to deliver the hard copies to the various media outlets. It is their job to persuade the media management to print this "good news".

Careful records must be kept of what was done when and by whom. Sponsors must supervise record keeping and assume sole responsibility for submitting complete records to the Foundation.

Finally, the sponsor, leader or entire group will choose a member to describe the project in writing and this will be sent with the records to the Foundation.

Upon receipt of the completed project the Harry Singer Foundation will publish the project in the Media Watch section of its web site.

If you require more information email: director@singerfoundation.org subject MEDIA WATCH or fax 831-624-7994 or call-in 831-625-4223 with your phone number and a time it would be most convenient for you to talk and someone will be glad to get in touch with you and answer any questions you may have.

We once again, we invite you to participate in our Media Watch program. Together we CAN make a difference!

 

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