Writing a Press Release for the Local Media – Extinction Rebellion UK

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Writing a Press Release for the Local Media


23 September 2023
09:30 - 12:30



Come to a practical workshop on:

📅 Sat 23rd September, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

This training is for:
Any local group rebel who deals with / wants to deal with local print and broadcast media with a bit more confidence.

The workshop will enable you to:
🔹produce a press release tailored to your local media, based on an action of your choice, and
🔹deal with the press before and after your action.

📝Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/writing-a-press-release-for-the-local-media

3-hour Zoom!?! This is a PRACTICAL fill–in-the-blanks training, with time to write your own Press Release, eat, drink, walk, stretch and ask questions.

➡️ Get your Actions in the LOCAL newspaper/TV/radio
By the end of the session, each trainee will have an understanding of (and have made a start) on the following:

🔹Press Release
🔹Call to action
🔹a brief for rebels who will be press contacts
🔹How to use images
🔹local media list
🔹Publicity timing strategy
🔹post-publicity jobs for M&M (Media & Messaging)
🔹post-action jobs for non-M&M rebels to support the work you have done!

Some pre-prepared materials will be available for you to adapt in a way that will make your local media interested.

By using the media our actions reach a much wider group than just the passers-by who observe us.

We can sometimes get the readers / viewers who may be interested in XR a route to contact us via an article or image.

With practice, the media can be a very useful tool to engage local politicians.

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