Let Local Media Hear from You
Passionate about an issue that’s not getting attention and want to write a letter to the editor? Make sure the local press knows about an upcoming event? Or talk to an editor to clarify something that wasn’t right in a news story? Here are some local publications, contact information and how:
Jonah Meadows covers the North Shore for the patch. To pitch a story idea contact him at:
To post your own story, visit http://patch.com/illinois/wilmette Once there, click “Find Your Patch” at the top of the screen next to “Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch” logo to reveal the drop down menu.
Click on one or all of the Patch sites you’d like your piece to appear on.
- Lincoln Square
- Niles-Morton Grove
- North Center-Roscoe Village
- Lake View
- Park Ridge
- Lincoln Park
Once you arrive at the town/village you want, click “Post on Patch” on the upper right side of screen.
It will take you to “Contributeville Patch.” Or http://contribute.patch.com
Click on “New User” if you don’t already have an account. You will have to fill out a brief form to submit a request to post and wait to hear back from them.
Here are some of The Patch rules for posting:
Once you get the green light to post, here are tips from The Patch to post an article:
22nd Century Media: The Wilmette Beacon, The Winnetka Current, The Glenview Lantern, Tne Northbrook Tower, The Highland Park Landmark, The Glencoe Anchor, The Lake Forest Leader.
22nd Century Media targets local news. They publish seven newspapers for the North Shore that are delivered to 200,000 households.
The best way to get your article to them quickly is to write letters to “Sound Off”:
“All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Wilmette Beacon reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become property of The Wilmette Beacon … Letters can be mailed to: The Wilmette Beacon, 60 Revere Drive, ST 888, Northbrook, IL 60062. Fax letters to 847.272.4648. Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
List of editors:
Fouad Egbaria, The Glencoe Anchor
Chris Pullam, The Glenview Lantern
Colin Hanner, The Highland Park Landmark
Nicki Koetting, The Lake Forest Leader
Matt Yan, The Northbrook Tower
Eric Degrechie, The Wilmette Beacon
Megan Maginity, The Winnetka Current
Evanston Now (digital/online & physical/paper)
About Evanston Now
Welcome to Evanston Now, a news and information site for the Evanston community.
We seek your help in making this a friendly place for everyone in town to post news items, create a unified community calendar and share photos and opinions.
As a registered Evanston Now user, you get your own blog for posting your news and views and you can add events to the community calendar.
In return we ask that you show your community leadership qualities. Follow the golden rule — treat your neighbors as you’d like them to treat you.
There’s no particular time commitment to this — just an opportunity to participate as much as you’d like. So, go ahead, register now!
If you’d like to get even more involved, and cover news events on a more-or-less regular basis for Evanston Now, we’d like to hear about that, too. Just send us a note.
Remember – whatever you write or post on newswebsite – be sure to share links on your own social media!
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