« Last post by markberwyn on April 06, 2017, 11:59:21 AM »
I can't believe that this story has not received any coverage from any major local media outlet. It is unprecedented.
After the primary, I did sent emails to all 5 local TV news stations as well as to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. I guess they either don't read their "contact us" emails or they didn't think it was important as news.
Apologies if I misread this post, but: Those general "contact us" emails are lousy ways to contact local media. Those inboxes are not checked as often, the person checking them may not know who to forward a story to, and they're overwhelmed with spam and messages from people who think Obama is watching them through their laptops. Better to identify the reporters/producers who cover Berwyn- and LGBT-related stories and contact those people directly.
I did email Rex Hupke of the Trib directly because he had done a story on Berwyn gays in 2010 and he often writes stories on gay issues. His most recent column was on the rainbow flag.
But, other than that, I do not know of any reporters for the stations that do "gay news". There have several stories in the Windy City times about the elections in Berwyn but I wouldn't know who to contact directly at a TV station or the newspapers.
Thanks for trying Ted to get the word out. I find it amusing that the local media apparently felt it was more important to report that a gay man running for mayor in Evanston lost his race, than to mention that 7!!! LGBTs were elected to various offices in a suburb of somewhat comparable size (56K (Berwyn), 75K (Evanston)), but, unfortunately, not stature.
They know where their readers and viewers are, and how much money they have to spend.