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Displacing the Dream: A Report on Bay Area Newspaper Coverage of Development and Gentrification

As of 2006, Oakland and San Francisco had each lost 20 to 25 percent of their African-American populations. Displacing the Dream exposes the failure of Bay Area newspapers to adequately cover the crisis of gentrification and displacement facing the Bay Area today. What did newspaper coverage of housing and development include? Whose voices were heard Read more

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Sources to Watch: Criminal Justice

A source list for journalists of community leaders and advocates organizing for a moratorium on incarceration, an end to racial disparities, and improved conditions of confinement for prisoners.

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Sources to Watch: Media Justice

A source list for journalists of advocates, organizers, and community leaders working on issues of media ownership, concentration, access, and content.

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Sources to Watch: Housing and Displacement

A source list for journalists of community leaders and organizers working on issues of affordable housing, community development, and gentrification.

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News Hooks

When is the right time to make your pitch? Use this tool to strategically determine a good news hook for your story.

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Pitching Do’s and Dont’s

Scared of talking to reporters? Don’t be! Journalists are workers and regular people like us. But they can be busy, and it’s important to be professional and not waste their time (or yours)! Learn the best way to approach journalists with this guide of do’s and don’ts!

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Pitch Rap Worksheet

When you call a journalist to pitch a story, you are not asking for a favor. Rather, you are helping reporters do their job, which is to report compelling news. Use this worksheet to help craft a strong pitch for your issue.

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Sample Pitch Rap

Navigate how to make your pitch to reporters with this simple tool.

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Sample Press Release

A sample press release from the Youth Media Council in 2005.