What are YOU personally more likely to do? If it’s the latter, then maybe we can help.
Friends of Maine’s Mountains is an educational organization, but we’re not afraid to be aggressive if the situation calls for it. When it’s time to act, that’s what we try to do. CLICK HERE for a link to one recent example. Let’s give you another example. This space, the one in which we are now communicating with you, is our blog. It functions as both the FMM newspaper and the FMM television station. It attracts thousands of visitors in any given month. What’s published here is followed by reporters, by legislators, and the general public. And what’s more, our network continues to grow as we publish more and more fresh material about the economic Ponzi scheme known as “industrial wind.”
One of the most common complaints we hear is that the media won’t publish your side of the story. So guess what? We’ll publish it. That’s right, folks. You have news that’s not being covered? We’ll cover it. You want to put together a video and have it reach a decent-sized audience? We’ll put you “on the air.”
Google “wind opposition Maine” and you’ll see that FMM is one of the first search results that pop up. That’s why most of the reporters covering the recent sale of First Wind came looking for Friends of Maine’s Mountains when they needed an authoritative quote from the opposition. (Reporters Google, too, you know!)
So it occurred to us --- if we have this access, why not give YOU access to our growing network? We know there is a lot of expertise and wisdom out there, and we figure the citizens of Maine should be able to tap into your wisdom. Whaddya say, game to give it a shot? Great. Here are some basic guidelines.
- Alert us by dropping an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Be receptive, please, to suggested edits that improve the piece.
- When writing a blog entry, try to keep it to 3 or 4 paragraphs.
- When producing a video, try to keep finished product between 1-3 minutes.
- If you have raw video that you’re not sure how to edit, we will consider providing those services.
- In all cases we will credit the writer/producer, happily. However, if you would rather contribute anonymously, be sure to make that clear.
- It’s OK to be tough. But we ask that you be as professional as possible, and as factual as possible.
- Especially when writing blog posts, try to supply as many supporting Internet links as possible, and photographs. It’s always best to create the most informative piece possible, and that includes documentation. Readers like to verify.
- For large files, especially video, alert us ahead of time at email@example.com, and we’ll set up a file transfer protocol which will make things easier.
You say the media is not covering your story? Remember, things have changed, and this applies now to all of us: WE ARE THE MEDIA. SO PUBLISH…and achieve.