Members of the media need to hear from teachers, professors, parents, students, community leaders, and everyday citizens that the quest to privatize our schools must end now and Pence's power grab needs stopped.
Find below links to newspaper and TV stations in Indiana and take action: write a letter to the editor, pass this information on to a teacher, bring it up at a local community or church meeting. Hoosiers must become aware of what is going on in the Pence/Elsener anti-democratic regime concerning our children’s schools.
Newspapers Contact Info
A database of Indiana newspaper contact information can be found here. Simply find the paper you want to contact and click on the (A) next to its name. This will take you to the paper’s contact form or email addresses to members of the editorial board or publishers.
You can find TV station contact information here, and a radio list at this link.
Here are a few selected to target.
1. Bloomington Herald-Times
2. Boots’ Newspapers: The Paper of Montgomery County and the Noblesville Times
These two papers are co-owned by Indiana Republican Senator Phil Boots and must be extensively targeted. Both papers are unavailable online without a subscription, but the editor, Tim Timmons, can be contacted at The Paper of Montgomery County at firstname.lastname@example.org. At the Noblesville Times, you can email him at email@example.com or use their contact email, which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Courier Press (Evansville)
This paper had a fluff piece concerning the Indiana Republican legislators and ALEC and often quotes from groups like School Choice Indiana.
Eric Bradner (statehouse chief reporter): http://www.courierpress.com/staff/eric-bradner/contact/
Mizell Stewart III (Editor): StewartM@Courierpress.com
4. Emmis Communications
J. Scott Enright, who is the secretary of the corporate school reform group, the Friedman Foundation, also is vice president at Emmis Communications, the mega-media outfit with radio, digital, and publishing outlets in Los Angeles, St. Louis, New York, Austin, and Bulgaria. Emmis received $118,750 last year from Friedman to “educate the public” on school vouchers. In fact, Emmis did the Why Not Indiana? ads which appeared on-line and in newspapers across Indiana.
In Indianapolis, Emmis owns ESPN 1070 the Fan, Country 97.1 Hank-FM, WIBC 93.1 FM, Soft Rock B105.7, each with a market revenue of $75 million. Their Terre Haute stations include Hi-99 Radio and 105,5 the River., each worth revenue of $7.1 million. Emmis also operates Network Indiana, which is a state network with revenue of $1.5 million which feeds news programming to stations across Indiana. In Indiana, the company also owns the 45,000 circulating Indianapolis Monthly.
You can contact Emmis at IR@emmis.com
5. Indy Star
President and Publisher: email@example.com
Matthew Tully: firstname.lastname@example.org (falls over backwards to support Bennett and others)
Scott Elliott: email@example.com
Russ Pulliam: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Inside Indiana Business
A multimedia outfit, IIB has been in love with the Mind Trust and other corporate school reformers from the get-go and main TV star Gary Dick has interviewed and praised several corporate school reformers. He can be reached at http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/gi_contact_us.asp.
7. News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne)
This paper is NOT the Journal Gazette, which does outstanding work calling out the corporate school reformers.
Mike Christman: Publisher: email@example.com
Elbert Starks III: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo Morris: Editorial Page Editor: email@example.com
8. NPR/State Impact Indiana
Ben Skirvin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Stokes: email@example.com
9. Post-Tribune (Merrillville)
Paulette Haddix: Executive Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich James: Editorial Page Editor: email@example.com
10. Wane TV
A member of the LIN Media Corporation, Channel 15 Fort Wayne, WANE refuses to point out conflicts of interest in people like Jamie Garwood who appears on their channel.
Contact Form Page: http://www.wane.com/subindex/About_Us/Contact_Us
Reporter Megan Reust: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIN Media: http://www.linmedia.com/contact-us/B