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Challenging Stereotypes: An Action Guide


Delivering Your Message

After you have written a letter, where do you send it? This section is intended to give you the information you need to guide your message to its destination.

The Internet is helpful in providing Web home pages. There you are likely to find E-mail addresses urging Internet users to “contact us.” (Mailing addresses and phone numbers, however, are rarely listed.)

Gradually you will develop your own list of useful contacts, allowing you to keep abreast of changes that occur often in the communi-cations field.

Contacting the National Media

This section contains lists to simplify locating addresses for the major national media. Because of rapid changes in the media industry, it’s a good idea to double check any personal names before using them.

A media list of your own is perhaps the best way to have frequently needed contact information at your fingertips. You will see it develop gradually as you write letters or E-mail your views to the media.

National Newspapers
The most likely reason for getting in touch with a national newspaper is to respond to an article or column — typically, with a letter to the editor intended for publication. Letters to the editor are sent to the address listed on the editorial page. But lots of letters don’t get published because of limited space. If you can, send copies of your letter to the reporter, columnist, or critic who wrote the article, and also to the executive editor of the paper who will forward it down the line. You may also send copies of leters to the appropriate section editor — news, editorial, arts and entertainment, health and science, lifestyle, business, or magazine section. Even if your letter is not published, it will deliver its message to important people. A call to the newspaper is the easiest way to get the names and numbers of the editors and critics.

National Magazines
Most magazines give contact information in their Letters to the Editor section. They also list their E-mail and Web sites.

National Broadcast Media: TV, Cable, Radio The addresses and phone numbers of major broadcasters are listed in this section. Address letters to President, or call the main operator for the chief executive’s name. If you wish to write to the program’s producer, his or her name will appear in the broadcast credits. For the phone number of a particular national program, call the national broadcaster’s main operator. Another way to get contact information is from a local affiliate of the national broadcaster. If none of these options work, call your library and see if they give reference information over the phone. If you go to the library, a media directory such as the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media would be the place to look. Lastly, there may be a Viewer Comment option on the national broadcaster’s Web site.

Contacting the Local Media

The place to start, when looking for contact information for a local media organization, is probably the newspaper or broadcast itself. All of your comments, in praise or in protest, will interest the journalist who covered the story. If you read it in the newspaper, take down the name of the reporter who wrote the story.

If you’d like to speak with him or her, look for the newspaper’s telephone number — it’s on the editorial page or near the beginning of the newspaper — and ask the operator to connect you. Try not to call after 4:00 P.M., as that’s when reporters are feeling the most pressure to finish their stories. If you’d like to write a letter to the editor, ask the operator for the name of the Editorial Page editor (and, if you wish, the fax number). It’s always a good idea to address this editor — like all editors — by name.

    

If you have something to say about a headline, news story, or feature article, send a copy of your letter to the executive editor. To comment on an advertisement, write to the publisher. Their names are listed on the masthead in the editorial section of the paper.

If you heard it on the radio or saw it on TV, following up may take a few extra steps. Your local telephone directory is probably the place to start looking for contact information. Radio and TV stations have “call letters” and these are usually listed alphabetically in the directory. When you call, you’ll probably get the station’s operator. Ask him or her for the information you need. Operators are typically polite and try to be helpful.

Radio stations have station managers. Television programs have producers. These are the people you want to reach when you have something important to say. Get their names, addresses, and phone numbers.

If, when you call a radio or TV station, you learn that a particular segment of a news report, or any other program, originated elsewhere, find out where. Ask for the name of the media organization that provided the segment. Try to get a name there, a phone number, or address so you can follow up.

Broadcast networks often have Viewer Comment voice-mail numbers. Taped comments are an excellent way to convey your message, since broadcasters rely on feedback from their audi-ences. If you wish, you can call back after plan-ning what you want to say.

Locating Difficult-to-Find Media

When looking for information, it’s best to begin right in your home or office with your local telephone directory or the Internet. If the information you seek needs a bit more digging to uncover, the place to go is your local library. Many community libraries offer telephone reference services — a luxury worth exploring.

At the library, chances are you will see a media directory on the reference shelves. The best come in several volumes, and they are very complete. They are also expensive. Do not be disappointed, then, if the volumes your library owns are well-thumbed and a few years out of date. Instead, start digging. Even older media directories are crammed with useful information. Your trip to the library will be productive enough for you to be able to follow up at home with phone calls.

The most complete media directories are: Bacon’s Newspaper Directory, Bacon’s Magazine Directory, and the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.

Bacon's Newspaper Directory. This is a very comprehensive directory of national dailies, major news services and syndicates, newspaper publisher chains, Sunday supplements, plus local dailies, semiweeklies, and monthlies. Newspapers are listed alphabetically, by State and city.

Contact information typically includes general phone and fax numbers, as well as the names and telephones of editors, writers, and critics. This contact information is also given for domestic bureaus of national dailies and major news services.

Bacon's Magazine Directory. The publications are organized according to markets (women’s, health and fitness, and so forth) with classifications corresponding to contents (e.g., advertising, radio, and TV).

Contact information includes general phone and fax numbers, often E-mail and Internet addresses, and the names and telephone numbers of editors, news writers, and critics.

Magazine publishers that own three or more magazines are listed under “Multiple Magazine Publishers.”

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media. This directory lists national newspapers, magazines, TV and radio networks, newspaper and radio news services, and cable systems (C-Span, CNN/Headline News, etc.). It also lists local dailies, weeklies, monthlies, and free newspapers; local TV and radio stations, and trade publications.

Contact information includes the names of editors and writers for newspapers and magazines, and key personnel (such as station owners and managers) for local radio and TV stations, plus phone/fax numbers, mailing addresses, and E-mail addresses.

Newspapers are arranged geographically, by States and cities; magazines, by State and type (entertainment, health and fitness, mental health). Radio stations are grouped by type (classical, talk radio, public radio), with entries appearing geographically, by States and cities, with call letters and frequencies on the dial. Trade publications are arranged by subject (advertising, music, psychology) and, within subject, by States and cities.

Other Useful Directories

The Directory of Business Information Resources lists associations, newsletters, mag-azines and journals, tradeshows, directories, and databases. These are grouped alphabetically, by industry (example: advertising, communications and media).

Professional/Trade/Associations Directories. Media and other industry associations often have codes of conduct that their members agree to observe. Possible violations of these codes can be brought to the attention of the top decision makers of the organization. They can also be prevailed upon to educate their members.

Encyclopedia of Associations. This directory of professional, trade, and other groups lists organizations by State. Contact information includes the executive director’s name.

    

Media Directories (Internet)

American Journalism Review
http://www.ajr.org
This is a directory of broadcast and print media.

News Index
www.newsindex.com
An index of news and news sources. Use “search” for news about mental illness/health.

Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB)
www.imdb.com
This site gives information about all aspects of present, past, and future movies. An Amazon company.

The News Directory
www.newsdirectory.com
A directory of newspapers, magazines, and television stations.

SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
www.mentalhealth.org
This site’s newsroom posts a daily survey of mental health news on the Internet.

Yahoo (See News & Media)
www.yahoo.com
A catalog of media sources, with information about them.

Zap2it.com!
www.zap2it.com
This site posts TV and movie information. Published by Tribune News Services.

 

Television, Cable & Radio Networks

Telvision Networks

ABC, Inc.
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-4551
Tel: 818-460-7477
Web: www.abc.com

NBC-TV
Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Tel: 212-664-4444
Web: www.nbc.com

ABC-TV (Entertainment Division)
2040 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 310-557-7777, Fax: 310-557-7170

NBC-TV West Coast
3000 West Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91523
Tel: 818-840-4444, Fax: 818-840-6000

CBS-TV
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-975-4321, Fax: 212-975-6488
Web: www.cbs.com

Public Broadcasting System
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314-1698
Tel: 703-739-5000, Fax: 703-739-0775
E-mail: jdoe@pbs.org
Web: www.pbs.org

CBS-TV (Entertainment Division)
7800 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 323-575-2345, Fax: 323-653-8266

UPN Network (United Paramount)
11800 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: 310-575-7000
Web: www.upn.com

FOX-TV
10201 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Tel: 310-369-1000
Web: www.fox.com

Warner Brothers Network
1325 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-636-5000
Web: http://www2.warnerbros.comindex.jsp

 

Cable Networks

A & E Networks
235 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-210-1400
Web: www.aetv.com/

Disney Channel
Burbank Center
3800 West Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Tel: 818-569-7500
Web: www.disney.com

CNBC/MSN Money
2200 Fletcher Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Tel: 201-585-2622, Fax: 201-585-6393
Web: http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/home.asp

Home Box Office (HBO)
1100 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-512-1000, Fax: 212-512-1451
Web: www.hbo.com

CNN
One CNN Center
Box 105366
Atlanta, GA 30348-5366
Tel: 404-827-1500
Web: www.turner.com or www.cnn.com

MTV Networks
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-5797
Tel: 212-258-8000
Viewer comment: 212-258-8700
Web: www.mtv.com

Comedy Central
1775 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-767-8600, Fax: 212-767-8592
Web: www.comedycentral.com

Nickelodeon
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-5797
Tel: 212-258-7500
Viewer comment: 212-846-4220
Web: www.nick.com

Court TV
600 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-973-2800
Viewer Comment: 800-COURT 56
Web: www.courttv.com

Showtime Networks, Inc.
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-708-1600, Fax: 212-654-1212
Web: www.showtimeonline.com

Discovery Channel
641 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-751-2120, Fax: 212-751-3707
Web: www.discovery.com

USA Network
152 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-314-7300
Web: www.usanetwork.com/

 

Radio Networks

ABC Radio Network
444 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-735-1700, Fax: 212-735-1799        
Web: www.abcradio.com

CNN Radio Network
One CNN Center, Box 105366
Atlanta, GA 30348-5366
Tel: 404-827-1500
Web: http://www.cnn.com/video/index.html

CBS News Radio
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-975-4321, Fax: 212-975-6347

National Public Radio (NPR)
635 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3753
Tel: 202-414-2000, Fax: 202-414-3329
Web: www.npr.org

 

Television News Programs

ABC World News Tonight
47 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
Tel: 212-456-4040, Fax: 212-456-2795        
Web: http://abcnews.go.com/

Fox News
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-301-3000
Viewer services: 310-369-3066

ABC Good Morning America
147 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Tel: 212-456-5900
Web: http://abcnews.go.com/

Larry King Live
820 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 202-898-7900 (CNN)

20/20 (ABC News)
147 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Tel: 212-456-2020
E-mail: 2020@abcnews.com

Meet the Press
NBC News
4001 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: 202-885-4598, Fax: 202-966-4544

CBS Evening News
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-975-3693
Web: www.cbs.com

NBC Nightly News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Tel: 212-664-4971
E-mail: nightly@msnbc.com

CBS This Morning
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-974-2824, Fax: 212-975-2115

Nightline ABC News
1717 DeSales, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-222-7777
E-mail: niteline@abc.com

CNN
One CNN Center
Box 105366
Atlanta, GA 30348-5366
Tel: 404-827-1500
Web: www.cnn.com

Public Broadcasting System
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 23314
Tel: 703-739-5000

CNN Washington Bureau
820 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 202-898-7900, Fax: 202-898-7565

60 Minutes
CBS News
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-975-2006, Fax: 212-975-2019

CNN Crossfire
820 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 202-898-7900, Fax: 202-898-7565

The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
Public Broadcasting System
3620 South 27th Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Tel: 703-998-2111

Dateline NBC
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Tel: 212-664-4444
E-mail: dateline@news.nbc.com
Web: www.nbc.com

Today Show
NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Tel: 212-664-4249
E-mail: today@msnbc.com

Face The Nation
CBS News
202 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-457-4481

Washington Week in Review
WETA-TV
2775 South Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Tel: 703-998-2884



Print Media: Magazines, Newspapers, Syndicates

Associated Press
50 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
Tel: 212-621-1500, Fax: 212-621-1679         

The New York Times
229 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-556-1234
Web: www.nytimes.com

Associated Press
Washington Bureau, Print
2021 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-776-9400

The New York Times
Washington Bureau
1627 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-862-0300 Fax 202-862-0340

Boston Globe
P. O. Box 2378
Boston, MA 02107
Tel: 617-929-2000

Newsweek
251 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-445-4000, Fax: 212-445-5102

Business Week
1221 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10020
Tel: 212-512-2511
Web: www.businessweek.com

Parade Publications
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-450-7000, Fax: 212-450-7284
Web: www.parade.com

Cartoonist & Writers Syndicate
67 Riverside Drive, Suite 1D
New York, NY 10024
Tel: 212-227-8666
E-mail: cws@cartoonweb.com
Web: www.cartoonweb.com

Chicago Tribune
435 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312-222-3232

Philadelphia Inquirer
400 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Tel: 215-854-4500

Creators Syndicate
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Tel: 310-337-7003

Reuters Information Service
199 Water Street
New York, NY 10038
Tel: 212-859-1610, Fax: 212-859-1616

Dallas Morning News
P. O. Box 655237
Dallas, TX 75265
Tel: 214-977-8222

Time
Time & Life Bldg.
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
Tel: 212-522-1212

Editor & Publisher
11 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-675-4380, Fax: 212-929-1259
E-mail: jmcgrath@editorandpublisher.com
Web: www.editorandpublisher.com/editorandpublisher/index.jsp

TV Guide
4 Radnor Corporate Center
Radnor, PA 19088
Tel: 610-293-8500
Web: www.tvguide.com

Gannett Wire Service
1000 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22229
Tel: 703-276-5800, Fax: 703-558-3902

USA Today
1000 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22229
Tel: 703-276-3400
Web: www.usatoday.com

King Features Syndicate
235 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-455-4000

USA Today
New York Bureau
535 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-715-5410
Web: www.usatoday.com

Knight Ridder Tribune Wire
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
Tel: 202-383-6095, Fax: 202-393-2460

U.S. News & World Report
2400 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Tel: 202-955-2000
Web: www.usnews.com

Los Angeles Times
Times-Mirror Square
Los Angeles, CA 90053
Tel: 800-528-4637, Fax: 213-237-5000

Wall Street Journal
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
Tel: 212-416-2000, Fax: 212-416-2658

Los Angeles Times Syndicate
218 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 213-237-7987

The Washington Post
1150 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20071
Tel: 202-334-6000

 


Film & Television Production Companies

Amblin’ Entertainment (Spielberg)          
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 477
Universal City, CA 91608
Tel: 818-733-7000

Miramax Films
7966 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: 323-951-4200

Columbia Pictures
10202 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Tel: 310-244-4000

MGM Studios
2500 Broadway Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3061
Tel: 310-449-3000

Culver Studios
9336 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City,CA 90232
Tel: 310-202-3527

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038-3197
Tel: 323-956-5000

Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Tel: 818-560-1000

Sony Entertainment
10202 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Tel: 310-244-4000

DreamWorks SKG
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Tel: 818-733-7000

Universal Studios
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Tel: 818-777-1000

Fox Productions
10201 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Tel: 310-369-1000

Warner Bros.
4000 Warner Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91522
Tel: 818-954-6000

Imagine Entertainment
9465 Wilshire Boulevard, 7th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel: 310-858-2000