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Video: Why Google can’t give you the same data as our media guide

Workshop Media Guide Researcher Deanndra Bunch talks about her process to ensure the media guide data is up-to-date and accurate. Visit our website to subscribe to Chicago’s most comprehensive media guide today.

Media Guide FAQ #2 – Why do I need the media guide? from Community Media Workshop on Vimeo.

Video: Why is the media guide priced like it is?

As we work to complete the 2012 media guide Getting On Air, Online & Into Print, we decided to take some time to answer your FAQs about the popular tool. In this short video, Workshop Vice President Nora Ferrell explains why the print media guide and the online media guide are priced the way they are and what you get for that value. Visit our website to subscribe to Chicago’s most comprehensive media guide today.

Media Guide FAQ #1 – Why is the price the way that it is? from Community Media Workshop on Vimeo.

Are you a past media guide subscriber? Join us for breakfast!

Friends of the Workshop, we are looking for past Chicago media guide subscribers to join us for a focus group. If you purchased a media guide BEFORE 2011 (the 2010 edition or earlier) but haven’t purchased in the past year, we want your feedback.

The focus group will take place on August 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 am at our offices. Your feedback will help us update, improve and market the Chicagoland media guide’s hard copy book and new online version.

To thank you for your time, you will receive a free copy of the 2011 “Getting On Air, Online & Into Print” book. We will also provide coffee and breakfast.

Visit the link below to confirm your participation and reserve your copy of the media guide. Space is limited. We hope you can join us!

When: Aug. 19, 8:30 to 10:30 am
Where: The Community Media Workshop, 218 S. Wabash, 7th floor


Thank you for your help!

The Community Media Workshop Team

Register for Making Media Connections, win an online media guide

Here’s your chance to win a free subscription to our new online media guide! Anyone who registers for the 2011 Making Media Connections conference by noon on Friday, April 22, will be entered in a raffle for a one-year online media guide subscription.

This is a win-win. You’ll receive the early bird discount AND a chance to win an online media guide, regularly $495 for an annual subscription.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? Just register for the 2011 Making Media Connections Conference this week
BY WHEN? Noon, Friday, April 22 (One week from today!)
AND I COULD WIN WHAT? A one-year subscription to our new online media guide
QUESTIONS? Call 312-369-6400 or email
Did we mention who will be at the conference? Deidra White, CBS 2; Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune; Charles Festa, Threadless; Tom McNamee, Chicago Sun-Times; Bruce Dold, Chicago Tribune; Lynette Kalsnes, WBEZ; Martha Carlos, Red Cross Chicago; Robyn Ziegler, Illinois Attorney General’s office; Charlie Meyerson, WGN; and many many more journalists, nonprofit leaders and communications experts.

Read more at the conference website!

And did we mention why is a must-have tool? Updated weekly, this is the best and most comprehensive media database of Chicagoland reporters. The online guide allows you to search for reporters and outlets, save and export custom media lists, and target your communications strategy.

Calling all Workshop VIPs

At the Workshop, our fans and friends are important to us. To show our appreciation, we’re offering 2011 media guide subscribers 50% off our brand-spanking-new online media guide. If you need your VIP coupon code, call 312-369-6400 or email us at

If you haven’t heard that our classic media guide just went online this week, check it out. You can even try it for free.

A few of the online media guide perks include:

  • Weekly updates.
  • Searchable by contact name, outlet, distribution, beats and more.
  • Ability to create and save targeted, custom media lists.
  • Printable lists that can also be exported.

We’re really proud of this new tool. The Workshop staff spent a lot of hours, resources and energy putting the guide online. We hope you’ll consider subscribing. And let your friends know! It’s the most comprehensive Chicago media guide out there, and it’s considerably cheaper than the national media databases.


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