Working with the media
Working with your local media is one of the most effective (and low cost) ways of getting out your message.
Your local paper are desperate for good, local stories, so all you need to do is make a contact, and make your story relevant. We've got press release templates covering many different audiences that you can adapt to your local area, as well as detailed tips on how to get the best from your media partnerships.
Don't forget to make good use of your local authority Communication or Media department - they will know the best ways to work in your particular area, and you can share some of the information below to make both of your lives easier.
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Annual canvass media resources Use these press release templates to publicise the annual canvass in your area. There are different versions for different areas of the UK. more >
Images to download These free images from our library will give your materials a professional look, or add interest to a press release you're selling-in to local media. more >
Useful links - communicating with people with disabilities br> A wealth of useful information to bear in mind when communicating with people with disabilities.
Useful links - communicating with Black and Minority Ethnic groups br> Links to other useful resources and advice.
Work with the media br> All you need to know about working with your local media.
Wychavon District Council: Voting…it's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! br> People encouraged to use their votes to build the future.
Arun District Council: What does a councillor look like? br> Arun organised an event to encourage local people to become councillors, with the local media providing back-up.
Mansfield DC: Youth Mayoral Election br> Successful youth mayoral election in Mansfield during Local Democracy Week.