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New for the 2014 Getting on the Air, Online & into Print media guide.

  • 2014 Media Event Quick Contact Sheet
  • 2014 Chicago Media Landscape
  • Building and Maintaining Your Media List
  • Best Practices to Pitch Your Story
  • Be Found: Organic SEO
  • Lessons Learned from Social Media Bootcamp
  • Long-Term Media Strategy Worksheet
  • Creating a Media Plan Worksheet
  • Media Options Checklist
  • Online Communications Planning Worksheet
  • Twitter Basics
  • Elements of a Press Alert
  • Springfield Bureaus
  • Suggested Journalists by Topics: ARTS
  • Suggested Journalists by Topics: EDUCATION
  • Suggested Journalists by Topics: ENVIRONMENT
  • Suggested Journalists by Topics: HEALTH
  • Additional Media Resources
  • So much more!

CONTACTS: All media outlets include general contact information including; street address, phone numbers, fax numbers, email contact and more when available. Individual contacts include (when available) beat information, direct phone numbers, cell phone numbers, fax numbers, emails, blogs, twitter handles, titles, and the best way to pitch them as instructed by the journalists themselves.

Online Media & News Services

  • News Services
  • People to Follow on Twitter (list)
  • News Outlets to Follow on Twitter (list)
  • Online Media (expanded news sites and blogs)

Broadcast Media

  • Television PSA Contacts
  • Television Networks & Syndicated Shows
  • Television Stations
  • Radio PSA Contacts
  • Radio Networks
  • Radio Stations

Metro News Print 

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Daily Herald
  • Southtown Star
  • Metro Dailies
  • Metro Weeklies
  • Metro News Print
  • Metro Monthlies
  • North Side Neighborhood Weeklies
  • Northwest Side Neighborhood Weeklies
  • West Side Neighborhood Weeklies
  • Southwest Side Neighborhood Weeklies
  • South Side Neighborhood Weeklies
  • North Suburban Weeklies
  • Northwest Suburban Weeklies
  • West Suburban Weeklies
  • Southwest Suburban Weeklies
  • South Suburban Weeklies

Regional & National News 

  • Illinois Dailies
  • Illinois Weeklies
  • Illinois Monthlies
  • Midwest Publications
  • National Dailies
  • National Weeklies
  • National Monthlies

Ethnic & Niche Media

  • African-American Media
  • Asian-American Media
  • European-American Media
  • Latino & Hispanic Media
  • Other Ethnic Media
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • College Media
  • Senior Citizens

Online Media Guide

  • Searchable data (by persons, departments, outlets, title, beats, area and more)
  • Export to lists to PDF or .csv for spreadsheets
  • Export for third-party email services
  • Updated regularly

The Complete Media Guide

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