Dec 8, 2009
There’s many ways to contact news outlets about news they can use. One way is through news outlets’ websites. Submit press releases and media alerts to Chicago and other Midwest news outlets using the links below. A word of advice: Be selective when choosing news outlets to send your news too. Consider the geographic area the outlets cover and the readership/viewers they serve. Consider publications’ frequency. Will your news be timely by the time it might be published?
• ABC Television
WLS-TV (ABC7-Chicago) does not accept press releases via email. All documents should be faxed to (312) 899-8019. For a directory of links for ABC New’s various national programs click here.
• American Bar Association Journal
All press releases should be emailed to email@example.com.
• Chicago Sun-Times
Submit press releases by e-mail to your target department. Find a list of departmental contacts here.
• Chicago Tribune
Press releases may be faxed to individual departments. Find a list of fax numbers on this page.
For Metromix contact listings, click here. Submit listings three weeks in advance. No fax or postal mail accepted.
• Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-FM)
To send press releases to the city’s NPR affiliate, visit this page to find the emails for the various departments.
• Chicagoland Television (CLTV)
For the many ways to contact CLTV, visit their webpage. Press Releases and story ideas can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Also, submit items for the station’s online community calendar using this form.
• Crain’s Chicago Business
Find contact information for reporters on specific beats here.
• Daily Herald
Submit press releases on through the newspaper’s online form.
• Daily Southtown
Email press releases to the newsroom at email@example.com.
• Pioneer Press Newspapers – weeklies serving the North, Northwest and Western suburbs.
This page will help you find the contact information for the news department and the editor in your area to pitch.
Find the e-mail address for the correct department with this link.
All press releases should be sent to the RedEye editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Times of Northwest Indiana
Send press releases via email at email@example.com.
Send your press releases and story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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