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Media Outreach for SOA 86 and Their Supporters PDF Print E-mail
Dear defendants and supporters,

We are strongly recommending that defendants and their supporters find one or more persons in your area who can commit to getting your story out to the news media. Defendants who live in the same area will probably want to share a media support person or team. Ideally your media support person(s) will be staying home during the trial. Their tasks will include faxing locally tailored news releases to news outlets in your area, and calling reporters with updates before, during and after your trial.

Many of you have already been doing media outreach around your own cases, generating some great coverage. Keep up the good work! If you, as a defendant, have been doing your own media work, it is still recommended that you find a stay-home media supporter to assist with this during the trial as you will likely be occupied with other work.

The SOA Watch media team is providing sample news releases, a sample letter to the editor for defendants, a sample letter to the editor for supporters, sample talking points, and other tools for defendants and stay-home media supporters. During the trial the media team will provide daily updates for stay-home media supporters, and when an update is significant enough we will provide sample news releases.

Thanks for your witness and your work.

Trial Updates:
1/21/03 Trial Update
1/27/03 Trial Update
1/28/03 Trial Update
1/29/03 Trial Update
2/6/03 Trial Update
2/10/03 Trial Update
2/11/03 Trial Update
2/12/03 Trial Update

Resources:
Sample General News Release About Trial
Sample Local News Release for Defendants Going to Trial Starting January 27
Sample Local News Release for Defendants Sentenced on 1/27
Sample Local News Release for Defendants Going to Trial Starting February 10
Sample Local News Release for Defendants Sentenced on February 10
Sample Letter to the Editor for Defendants
Sample Letter to the Editor for Supporters
Talking Points to Close the SOA/WHISC
Some things we learned along the way about the press by Julie Fees-Mahedy and former Prisoner of Conscience Tom Mahedy
Media Basics
Media Guide for Activists

 

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