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Influence the Media

Generating local media attention about hunger issues is one of the most powerful ways we can raise awareness to end hunger—whether you live in a major metropolitan area such as New York City or a small town like Minot, North Dakota.

Some of Bread for the World's legislative victories simply would not have occurred without media attention. Media shapes the debate on national policy issues related to hunger.

Every member of Congress relies on local media to gauge public opinion on legislation and determine their constituents' priorities. One letter to the editor in a local newspaper can multiply the power of an individual's voice.

Contact your regional organizing team for help with media advocacy.

How to Write a Letter to the Editor

Be sure to consult the news outlet’s guidelines before writing a letter. Most will post guidelines on their websites, on the same page as the "opinion" or "contact us" section, and newspapers print them on their editorial page. If you’re not able to find the guidelines, simply call the news outlet to request them.

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How to Write an Effective Op-Ed

There’s an easy format you can use to organize your ideas and clarify your message—try using the EPIC outline, and your letter to the editor or op-ed will almost write itself!

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How to Make a Pitch Call to a Journalist

Never call any journalist without proper preparation. Develop a concise talk—no more than one minute in length—that communicates all the essential points.

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Tips for Working with the Press

There are certain principles common to working with the press, whether it’s an editorial writer, news reporter, or radio host.

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