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  1. The Activists' Handbook
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    A guide to grassroots activism.
  2. Advice on Hiring a Media Trainer
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    Media training is highly recommended for any media spokesperson, whether a novice or a veteran.
  3. After the interview
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    What to do after being interviewed by a reporter.
  4. Backing it Up
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    If you say something in a media interview, make sure you can back it up.
  5. Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. Building Media Relationships
    How to Establish, Maintain, and Develop Long-Term Relationships

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2009
    Sommers wrote this guide to teach how media can be used to raise an organization's public profile and improve its connection with the target audience.
  7. Calling All Radicals
    How Grassroots Organizers Can Help Save Our Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Thompson argues that we can reclaim our democracy through grassroots organizing.
  8. The Canadian Guide to Managing the Media
    Revised Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Every aspect of media relations is covered including crisis management, handling an interview, planting a story and mastering the tools of the trade (media kits, releases, videos, conferences).
  9. The Canadian Public Relations Society, Inc.
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  10. Co-op programs
    Resource Type: Article
    Student co-op programs can be useful and rewarding for both the non-profit group and the students.
  11. Creating Your Own Alternatives
    Resource Type: Article
    Alternatives and suggestons for creating independent media.
  12. Crisis Communications
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    Being prepared for a crisis is second best only to avoiding one altogether.
  13. Crisis Communications Checklist
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Nothing impresses like real confidence, and only advance planning can bestow it.
  14. Diemer, Ulli
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Canadian socialist publisher, writer, and archivist.
  15. Doing & Saying the Right thing
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Professional risk and crisis management.
  16. Don't be a Time Bandit
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Don't waste journalists' time.
  17. Don't Forget to Write
    Resource Type: Article
    Writing letters to the editor is an effective way of getting publicity for your point of view.
  18. Dressing for TV
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
  19. Dressing for TV
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    What to wear when you're going to be interviewed on TV.
  20. Dressing for TV
    Resource Type: Article
    Advice for what to wear when you are going to be interviewed on television.
  21. Effective Media Relations
    Nurturing your relationships with reporters

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Our relationships with journalists need to be maintained over time in order to be fruitful.
  22. Effective Media Relations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Media relations is human relations. Journalism is about telling compelling stories about people and their lives.
  23. Expand your knowledge by getting advice from the experts!
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    Public opinion plays a key role in government spending decisions, and one of the most effective ways to influence public opinion is through the media. A single appearance on television, for example, gets your message across to tens of thousand of people.
  24. Expose Yourself
    Using the Power of Public Relations to Promote Your Business and Yourself

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A hands-on, practical book that gets down to the details of doing promotion.
  25. Expose Yourself!
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    A booklet about effective media relations, providing practical advice about getting media coverage and relating to the media.
  26. Don Fenton
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  27. The Follow-Up Telephone Call
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    Making follow-up phone calls to the media.
  28. Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, companies, and individuals who want to share their expertise and points of view with the media. The SOURCES directory is used by thousands of reporters and researchers who need to find quotable sources and reliable information for their news stories or research.
  29. Get the Internet working for you
    Resource Type: Article
    A Web site works best when it is integrated into a co-ordinated communications strategy.
  30. Getting Ink for Your New Product
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    Get media coverage of your product.
  31. Getting Organized
    Resource Type: Article
    Advice on the basics of Public Relations (PR).
  32. Getting Organized
    Resource Type: Article
    Advice on the basics of Public Relations (PR).
  33. Getting Out the News
    Resource Type: Article
    A short guide on developing a media relations strategy.
  34. Getting Publicity
    A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Small Business and Non-Profit Groups

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Step-by-step instructions illustrate what it takes to attract media attention to any enterprise.
  35. Getting the message out: Media and beyond
    An introduction

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
  36. Getting the Most from Interviews
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    Tips from a pro for getting the most from media interviews.
  37. Getting the most out of your Sources listing
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
  38. Getting Your Public Relations Story on TV and Radio
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
  39. Getting your story into the media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people who make stories interesting and informative.
    For more than 30 years, SOURCES has provided a vital networking service connecting journalists with the sources they need # the experts and spokespersons without whom the media would have no stories to tell.
  40. A Good File Never Forgets
    Improve your publicity awareness

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1996
    Keep track of the calls you receive from the media. Don't rely on memory alone.
  41. Grassroots media relations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
  42. Guerrilla Tactics for Maximizing the Results of Your Media Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    Strategy and tactics for successful media campaigns.
  43. Guide to Media Relations
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
  44. Guidelines for successful interviews
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    Things to keep in mind when going into a media interview.
  45. Omar Ha-Redeye
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  46. Helping you reach the media
    How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity like advertising. SOURCES makes it possible for organizations, institutions, companies, and individuals to reach the media effectively, consistently, and inexpensively. SOURCES has been helping organizations, companies, institutions, and individuals get media attention for over 30 years.
  47. HotLink Author Index
    Resource Type: Website
  48. HotLink Resouce Shelf: In the News
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    Review of a book on media relations in Canada.
  49. HotLink Title Index
    Resource Type: Website
  50. How Embarassing when your messages unravel
    The Emperor's New Speak

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    Analyze your messages to make sure their will hold up to critical scrutiny.
  51. How many spokespersons?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    Speaking with one voice means your spokespersons should deliver the same message. It does not mean use only one spokesperson. If the news media representative knows your experts are available and reliable, you are more likely to be called and more importantly, to be believed.
  52. How Media Relations Helps the Marketing Plan
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    Using media relations to support your marketing strategy.
  53. How Sources magnifies your Internet visibility
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    How the high Internet ranking of the Sources Web site helps magnify the public profile of organizations and companies who are listed in Sources.
  54. How the Media Can Be Positive For Your Business
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    If both you and the reporter benefit, the chances are you will do business with that reporter again, good business.
  55. How to get the most out of your Sources Listing
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    You get out what you put in! Extra attention to the content of your listing can result in more calls, more media awareness and greater success. The number of calls you'll receive from the media directly relates to the number, newsworthiness and specificity of your headings.
  56. How to Interview
    The Art of the Media Interview

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A guide to good interviewing.
  57. How to Make the Most of Every Media Appearance
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
  58. How to Pitch the Media
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Journalists hate dealing with media pitches. The more often they receive them, the more annoyed they get. This article teaches three effective means of pitching news topics to media sources.
  59. In The News
    The Practice of Media Relations in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
  60. In the News
    The Practice of Media Relations in Canada - 2nd Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    An introduction of media relations in Canada, from both a practical and philosophical approach.
  61. Introduction to the Media Guide
    Resource Type: Article
    An introduction to "Media for Social Change."
  62. Is the Media Your Message?
    Resource Type: Article
    Mainstream media are good for getting exposure, but for social change activists they may not be the best avenue.
  63. It's the Law
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    The laws of media relations.
  64. Lobbyists for the havens: ICIJ’s guide to the offshore system’s defenders
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Across the world, tax havens are under attack. Leading global organizations like the G20 and OECD have put cracking down on offshore tax avoidance at the top of their agendas. Ambitious plans for automatic sharing of tax data between countries are in the works.
  65. Media Events - Maximizing Your Attendance & News Pick-up
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    Maximizing your attendance and news pick-up at media events.
  66. Media for Social Change
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1986
  67. Media For Social Change
    A Resource Book For Community Groups

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    An aid for community groups to help them obtain greater access to mainstream media or even to create their own media.
  68. Media for Social Change
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
  69. Media for Social Change Bibliography
    Resource Type: Article
  70. Media Guide addition
    Resource Type: Article
  71. Media Names & Numbers
    Your Connection to the Media

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2009
    A comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, consumer and trade magazines, and academic journals. Media Names & Numbers is indexed by subject, and is available in print and electronic formats. An annual subscription includes a print directory and access to the continuously updated online version.
  72. Media Relations
    The Bonner Communications Series

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A primer on attaining media preparedness.
  73. Media Relations (Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    A book that helps you conquer the challenges of dealing effectively with the media.
  74. Media Relations - Behaviours Unbecoming
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    What NOT to do when dealing with the media.
  75. Media relations for politicians
    A Service for Parliamentarians, Legislators, and Municipal Councillors

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Public relations tools for elected officials and community leaders.
  76. Media Relations: Rule of Engagement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    Rules for dealing with the media.
  77. Media Relations: The Ten Commandments
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
  78. Media Resource Guide
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  79. Media Strategy Chart: Advantages & Limitations
    Resource Type: Article
  80. MediaSpeak
    The bold New Guide to Public Relations and Reputation Management

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    In order to deal with the news media messengers, we need to manage our message -- the strategy, the choice of words and the delivery of those words.
  81. Meeting the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    Dealing with the media can be a less than thrilling experience, but it's a necessary one.
  82. Meeting the Media Face-to-Face
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    What to do when a reporter calls or when meeting the media face to face.
  83. Michael Levine's Ten commandments for Dealing with the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    Rules for dealing with the media.
  84. National Anti-Racism Council of Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  85. News Conferences
    Resource Type: Article
    Basic guidelines for conducting news conferences.
  86. News Release Distribution
    Resource Type: Article
    Sources media release distribution service.
  87. News Releases
    Resource Type: Article
    The hows and whys of preparing and distributing media releases.
  88. News releases that work -- and those that don't
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    Media relations know-how: effective media releases.
  89. Newsroom tips from The Canadian Press
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Newsroom tips from The Canadian Press.
  90. Political Columns
    Behind the scenes with powerful people

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    A reader of his book will get Bonner's insight on everyone from Winston Churchill to Belinda Stronach. It is a series of columns, many of which were written for the US magazine Winning Campaigns.
  91. PR Awards
    News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
  92. Pressing for Press
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1988
    A serious attempt to get press coverage can be a campaign in itself. If you really want it, go after it methodically and shamelessly.
  93. The Princess and the Press
    How to write a news release that will make you the belle of the ball

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Your relationship with the press might not be a fairy tale, but it definitely doesn't have to be horror story: How to write a news release that will make you the belle of the ball.
  94. The Princess and the Press: How to write a news release that will make you the belle of the ball
    Resource Type: Article
    How to write effective press releases.
  95. Publicity 101 for Colleges
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Q: What's the best way for a college to get continuing media attention?
    A: By being found in SOURCES, the Media's Guide to Experts and Spokespersons
  96. Publicity and Media Resources
    Resource Type: Website
    Resources and publications to assist your organization in getting more and better media coverage and raising awareness.
  97. Publicity and the Canadian State
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    A collection examining the state's relationship with public practices and the "permanent campaign," the constant search for politicians and their strategists for popular consent.
  98. Publicity Plus
    Resource Type: Website
    How to maximize your media impact using Sources.
  99. Put it in writing
    Resource Type: Article
    Top five tips for writing press releases.
  100. Put it in Writing
    Resource Type: Article
    Advice on writing news releases.
  101. 7 Ways to Get More Mileage from a Case Study
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    Case studies are a valuable addition to your public relations' arsenal. They not only explain the success of your product or service in action, they also tend to have high editorial acceptance and readership rates.
  102. Sharpen Up: From Experience To Expertise
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Years of experience do not automatically make you an expert. Nor do "know-it-all" confidence, an encyclopedic memory or Jeopardy-speed retrieval always add up to expert status.
  103. Shifting the frame – and getting our message out
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Beit Zatoun offers two workshops to help progressive communities and organizations better develop and communicate their message using the general media. Sat. Sept 24 & Sat. Oct. 29, 2011.
  104. Shifting the frame: Communicating progressive ideas
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    How can activists make an effective case for social justice in an atmosphere of cutbacks & belt-tightening? Connexions' Ulli Diemer leads a discussion Sept 24 on how to build on shared values to communicate a positive vision for change.
  105. Smooth Talking! Explore the Paid Speaking Market
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Becoming a professional speaker.
  106. Soundbitten
    The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Sobieraj argues that activist groups' efforts to get media attention for themselves and their concerns often ends up undermining their capacity to communicate with ordinary people.
  107. Sources.com
    Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers

    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals who want to get media coverage of their expertise and their views on newsworthy topics.
    Journalists: Use Sources to find experts, media contacts, spokespersons, scientists, lobbyists, officials, speakers, university professors, researchers, newsmakers, CEOs, executive directors, media relations contacts, spokespeople, talk show guests, PR representatives, Canadian sources, story ideas, research studies, databases, universities, colleges, associations, businesses, government, research institutions, lobby groups, non-government organizations (NGOs), in Canada and internationally.
    Newsmakers: Use Sources to raise your profile and get media coverage. Sources is a powerful tool which complements and magnifies your other efforts to publicize yourself. See www.sources.com/Profile.htm, fill out the membership form, or call 416-964-7799.
  108. Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message.
    SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their work. Being included in SOURCES positions you as a media source and puts you in line to receive more media calls and more media coverage.
  109. The Sources HotLink
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
  110. Sources News Releases
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    News releases from organizations and companies on a wide range of topics. Includes an extensive topic index, an archive of releases going back to the 1970s, and links to experts and organizations knowledgeable about the issues covered in the releases. Available via RSS feed as well as on the Sources.com website.
  111. Sources (portal for journalists and writers) - Wikipedia article
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    An information portal for journalists, freelance writers, editors, authors, and researchers, focusing especially on human sources: experts and spokespersons who are prepared to answer reporters' questions or make themselves available for on-air interviews.
  112. Sources welcomes Omar Ha-Redeye
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Sources welcomes a new member: Omar Ha-Redeye. Omar Ha-Redeye is frequently interviewed by the media on subjects relating to health, security, law, politics, social media, disasters, minority rights and multiculturalism.
  113. Speaking to the Media
    A special report from Sources with articles from The Sources HotLink

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Being seen, heard, and quoted in the media is perhaps the quickest, best, and most lasting way for a speaker to become better known and more sought after. This booklet offers advice on handling media calls and interviews well.
  114. Spinwars
    Politics and New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
  115. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and SOURCES
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Stories turn out better with SOURCES.
  116. Sultans of Sleaze
    Public Relations and the Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Reveals the extent to which we have been deceived by public relations firms on behalf of their unscrupulous clients -- the corporations and governments that control our society.
  117. Telling journalists who you are: Your Descriptive Paragraph
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
  118. Tenato Strategy Inc.
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    Tenato specializes in business growth strategies that exploit dramatic advancements in online research as it relates to competitors, customers and industry structures. We also support these strategies through integrating branding, SEO, social media, advertising, communications, marketing, content development and public relations in order to position our clients for industry leadership.
  119. Top Ten List of Media Relations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    Top ten recommendations for becoming (and remaining) media friendly:
  120. Top Ten Misconceptions About the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
  121. Top Ten Questions to Ask When a Reporter Calls You
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    When you're respoding to a reporter's call, take time to think and ask yourself these questions.
  122. Top Ten Strategies for an Appearance in Front of an Editorial Board
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
  123. The View from the Press Room
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    How charities can sell their stories to the media.
  124. What Does a Reporter Want?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    What does a reporter what when they interview you?
  125. What people are saying about Sources
    Resource Type: Article
  126. When & How to Hold a News Conference
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    So before you decide to call a news conference, make sure that the circumstances meet ALL of the criteria.
  127. When to Contact the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    Advice on when to contact the media.

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  1. Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
  2. Media Names & Numbers
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