U.S. Local Media Contacts :
The 2012 Election
The following lists have been assembled & formatted & edited, by me, for every US presidential campaign & election since 2004, from a variety of sources both online and offline. The files are offered here as a public service, free of charge, to provide easiest possible access to local media not otherwise so simply found & reached the way the larger "national" media are. It is my personal hope that people will use these lists and their addresses to participate, to write lots of letters-to-the-editor, during the current election year...
|* Colorado||currently 104 addresses||Caucus Feb 7|
|Michigan||currently 311 addresses||Primary Feb 28|
|* Nevada||currently 86 addresses||Caucus Feb 4|
|New Hampshire||currently 257 addresses||Primary Feb 10|
|* New Mexico||currently 54 addresses||Primary Jun 5|
|* Ohio||currently 411 addresses||Primary Mar 6 Super Tuesday|
|* Virginia||currently 99 addresses||Primary Mar 6 Super Tuesday|
|* Florida||currently 144 addresses||Primary Jan 31|
|California: San Francisco only, so far...||currently 45 addresses||Primary Jan 31|
|Wisconsin||pending||Primary Apr 3|
|* North Carolina||pending||Primary May 8|
|Pennsylvania||pending||Primary Apr 24|
That "variety of sources" has been used to crosscheck the lists, so the entries should be relatively accurate. If any are not, or if you know of others, please send email to me at email@example.com
The lists are designed to be downloaded, printed out, cut & pasted, or merged into any sort of database structure, all with maximum ease. The first 4 lines of each entry are the postal mailing address, which can just be cut & pasted onto an envelope... To make all this even easier the entries are non-formatted ASCII, and they follow a rigid "flat file" structure, for database uniformity.
There is some duplication, where I have found specific references to multiple area coverage for an entry. For easy searching, city names are preceded by " **", and individual entries by "***". All entries are print media or online except where indicated after their titles by "(radio)" or "(tv)": and to find all radio or all tv, these strings can be searched too... The archive of the lists, state by state, is online at: http://www.well.com/~kessler/Localm
Anyone is free to use these lists for any purpose. I figure the more who do so for political purposes, during this election year, the better. This project version is beginning in September, 2011; so if the state you seek is not online here yet, please be patient -- or better yet let me know, and I'll try my best to add that state next.
Jack Kessler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggestions: some suggestions on using these lists, and on submitting a "letter to the editor" to any smalltown or local community paper -- and a FAQ --
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Resources: some good recent news stories, and other resources, on the importance of reaching small urban neighborhoods and small towns, in this 2012 election... "voter turnout" / "small is beautiful" / "democracy"... and on how to "leverage the Internet" to accomplish this...