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NAGC in the Media
If you are a member of a news or media organization, please contact our media relations staff or submit your inquiry to:
By e-mail: Andy.McNiel@childrengrieve.org
Join Our Social Media Campaign
Please follow us online on the social networking sites. Something as simple as liking and sharing a post helps get the message out!
Also, please consider using our Children's Day Awareness Day Facebook Banner. Download: HERE
Opportunities to Engage Media
Opportunities to engage local media can happen year round. Certainly a great place to begin can be on Children's Grief Awarenss Day, observed on the third Thursday of every November (one week before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving).
Consider these other opportunites which occur throughout the year:
Tips to Engage Local Media
Often media outlets have information on how to submit a story or event on their website. Do a little research and improve your chances of getting your story being selected.
Find out who are the journalists who cover the kind of story you will be pitching. Friend and follow them on Facebook. Reach out to them and keep open lines of communication.
When pitching a story, try to provide a photo opportunity or compelling photos for news or print. Having an interesting photo (or photo opportunity) will improve the chances of getting your story covered.
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again". Be willing to pitch various angles of your story. Consider submitting a story at another time of year, when there may be less competing stories vying to get attention.
If there is a breaking story on a local or national level that is relevant to children's bereavement, reach out to your media contacts offering to be a recource.
Media Relations Best Relations and Public Relations Best Practices
These documents provide good tips on how to build strong media relationships and how to raise your visibility through the right public relations strategy.
Click HERE to Download: Media Relations Best Practices
Click HERE to Download: Public Relations Best Practices
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