Pitching a story to your local media doesn’t need to feel difficult. We’ve gathered resources to help you customize news releases, pitch events, and contact news media about your organization’s participation in Colorado Gives Day and the great work you do every day.
This template can easily be customized to help your organization share your participation in Colorado Gives Day with local and regional media. Export files from PDF to Word to easily edit.
Customize this Colorado Gives Day news release to inform your local media that your organization is participating in Colorado Gives Day.
It’s always best to directly contact a reporter with whom you have already established a relationship. But if you don’t have an established relationship, here are some main contacts for the larger media outlets serving Colorado. Colorado is a big state and we recognize you have local media, too. Search your local and regional contacts and share your news with them. It’s a great idea to also pitch a story via social media by searching for a reporter and messaging them directly.
Here are some news contacts you can use. Many offer apps or online forms to submit news tips and story ideas; we’ve also included email addresses.
850 KOA Radio – newsroom@850KOA.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Public Radio* – email@example.com
*Also has sector-specific emails – firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver Post – email@example.com
Colorado Sun – firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Community Media – reach local editors here.
Post your own news stories directly in your community’s newspaper. These sites require you to create an account and then you can upload stories directly to editors for consideration and sharing.
**You can submit a news item to your newsroom free, or there are options for guaranteed placement.
Whenever possible, make photo, video and audio that complements your story available for media use. Many files are often too large to email, so we have resources below you can use to transfer large files.
Large File Transfer Tools
If you don’t have photos or video, you can also purchase from a stock site, or use free images from authorized sites. Some stock sites also offer royalty-free photos or a limited number of free downloads.
Be careful about pulling images at random from the web, as they are likely copyrighted.
Stock Video and Photos