We happened upon this ditty Karen Kring composed back in 2005.
“I sent a lot of time working on and writing about the media guide, so eventually rhymes presented themselves,” Karen says.
Back in the day Karen was the new media manager for the Community Media Workshop. She didn’t just do web work. One of her responsibilities included supervising the updating and production of the media guide and promoting it. Now called Getting on Air, Online and Into Print, it remains a reliable resource for connecting with journalists and news outlets and communicating strategically–and good deal–even if prices and its content has changed with the times.
“It wasn’t unusual for people to contact us asking if we knew of such a comprehensive media guide in their town,” Karen says. “I’m still not aware of any.”
Have you some news stories to pitch?
Try Marin, Mitchell,
White, or Helfrich
Workshop’s got the data you need.
Contact all the reporters you want
Workin’ for outlets near and far
With data that’s
The CD’s price is quite affordable.
Just 99 bucks, we’ve got a book.
Order form’s below, take a look.
Order immediately, now’s the time.
According to Feder, a real gold mine.
This piece certainly reflects how things have changed on Chicago journalism landscape has changed.
Nice job again by LimeRed Studio on the guide’s cover design.
Updated from article first posted July 28, 2009.