Section 2: Building Media Relations
Types of News Media
Organization Communication
Building Blocks
Guidelines for Media Interviews
Press Releases
Editors' Advisories
Public Service Announcements
Press Conferences
Editorial Board
Internet Strategies
Talk Shows
Developing A Media Plan

Link to A Guide for Journalists Who Report on Crime and Crime Victims
Link to Crime Victim Outreach Tip Sheets


Victim Media Advocacy:
How to Build Positive Relations With the News Media

Editorial Board

Preparing an Editorial Board Presentation

Men and women in a business meeting seated at a table.Many newspapers have regular editorial board meetings in which various individuals or groups can offer presentations. You can call to ask for a slot on the schedule or for another opportunity to have input with the editorial staff. It is the executive and editorial-page editors who make policy for the newspaper, while assignment and copy editors work with line-level reporters. Depending on the issue or concern, you may want to have input with one group or both.

Here are some tips on how to best approach this important media audience:









29. Bonnie Bucqueroux, 2007, “Preparing an Editorial Board Presentation,” Lansing, MI: Victims and the Media Program, Michigan State University.


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