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DISCONNECTED: Politics, the Press and the Public
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Do you want to have an impact on campaign coverage in your community? Or improve public participation in the elections? Here are some suggestions how you can take action locally to start a dialogue about the issues.

Students Taking Action

Students
Pottsville students with panelist Ramon Escobar.
Set up a public meeting with a panel discussion featuring local media and elected officials. Invite local media to cover the event.

Work with teachers in your school district to plan a high school event to encourage young people to think and talk about the elections.

Ask your newspaper's editorial board to screen this program and review their campaign coverage policy.

boxMonitor your local media campaign coverage and suggest improvements in a letter to the editor or the broadcast news director.

Useful Tools
order video DISCONNECTED: Politics, the Press and the Public is available on videocassette from Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

The Discussion Guide can help you use this program with a group.

Related Organizations and Online Resources can provide information and background on issues.

Partner Organizations: The Fred Friendly Seminars has partnered with these national organizations to promote dialogue about DISCONNECTED: Politics, the Press and the Public. Contact their local chapters to connect with other individuals who are interested in this issue.


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