Support the Workshop at a Prairie Fire event

Join us! Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Long-time Workshop Board Member Mike Roach, a Senior VP at Weber Shandwick, will be bartending at Prairie Fire on Sept. 14 to raise money for the Workshop. Join us for this fun event. Your tips will benefit the Workshop and help us put on communications trainings for nonprofits throughout the year.

Newstips: A milestone, and a deadline

Community Media Workshop’s new media manager Demetrio Maguigad and his small corps of bright young interns can take a well-deserved bow – and perhaps start catching up on their sleep – with the release of the online version of Getting On The Air, Online & Into Print.

The online version of the classic guide to Chicago and Midwest news media provides detailed contact info for reporters, editors, and producers at nearly a thousand outlets, continuously updated, and allows subscribers to create their own targeted media lists.

It’s got much greater detail than national media databases, and it’s available at a fraction of the cost, with discounts for nonprofits (and a 50 percent discount for 2011 Media Guide subscribers) and day passes available.  A free “test drive” is also offered.

It’s unique – no other city has anything like this, Demetrio points out.

More housekeeping – A reminder, proposals for the Local Reporting Initiative are due this Monday, February 21.

Freelancers, nonprofits, and others interesting in helping to broaden coverage of the South and West Sides are invited to submit proposals (more information is here).

It’s part of the Community News Matters program of the Chicago Community Trust, with Community Media Workshop and the Chicago Reporter assisting with administration — and Thom Clark at the Workshop and Alden Loury at the Reporter are available to answer questions.

Read the original Newstips blog post here.

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