ACTION IDEA #4:

CONTACT MEDIA

Urge them to cover what's happening in Henoko locally and nationally

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Via Kaiya Y, August 2018

Action #1: Tag news sources onto posts calling urgent attention to Henoko. ​

  • Time needed to complete: 10 minutes

  • DO:

    • Post 1 or more of these articles and video on Henoko and the Okinawan people's fight to protect the ocean:

      • ​​For article by Truthout.org , click HERE 

      • For article by Environmental Justice Atlas, click HERE

      • For article by The Nation, click HERE

      • For article by Common Dreams, click HERE 

      • For the "Our Island's Treasure" trailer, click HERE

    • Tag your local news stations and newspapers.

    • Tag national news stations and newspapers​​​

    • See the list at bottom of the page for reporters' names and emails from national news and newspapers.

    • Post and share with "#riseforhenoko" to spread with others.

Action #2: Send a personalized email to a reporter from your local news/newspaper and/or a reporter from a national news/newspaper. 

  • Time needed to complete: 15 minutes

  • DO:

    • Create and submit your email.

    • See the list at bottom of the page for reporters' names and emails from national news and newspapers.

    • Post and share your letter with "#riseforhenoko" to spread with others.

 

Action #3: Write a Letter to the Editor for your local or national newspaper.  

  • Time needed to complete: 15 minutes

  • DO:

    • See example letters:

      • Letter to the Editor below by Portland writer and educator, Bill Bigelow, below

      • My own Letter to the Editor in the Oregonian (click HERE)

    • Post and share with "#riseforhenoko" to spread with others.

 

 

​POSSIBLE LIST OF NEWS SOURCES AND REPORTERS:

Al Jazeera English

  • Editor-in-Chief: Mostefa Souag

  • Click HERE to contact

AlterNet

  • Editor and Publisher: Roxanne Cooper

  • Click HERE to contact

Chicago Tribune

  • Editorial Page Editor: John McCormick

  • Click HERE to submit Letter to the Editor

CNN

  • Vice President of CNN International Communications: Jonathan Hawkins

  • Click HERE to email

Common Dreams

  • Senior Editor: Andrea Germanos

  • Click HERE to email

Democracy now!

  • Host and Executive Producer: Amy Goodman

  • Co-Host: Juan González

  • Click HERE to contact

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

  • New Managing Editor: Marsha McFadden

  • Click HERE to email

Huffington Post

  • Editor-in-Chief: Lydia Polgreen

  • Click HERE to contact

NBC News

  • Executive Editor: Catherine Kim

  • Click HERE to email

New York Times

  • Executive Editor: Dean Baquet

  • Click HERE to contact

NPR

  • International Correspondent: Deborah Amos

  • Click HERE to send a news tip

Seattle Times

  • Executive Editor: Michele Matassa Flores

  • Click HERE to email

Teen Vogue

  • Editor in Chief: Lindsay Peoples Wagner

  • Click HERE to contact

The Atlantic

  • Editor in Chief: Jeffrey Goldberg

  • Click HERE to contact

The New Yorker

  • Editor: David Remnick

  • Click HERE to contact

The Oregonian

  • Editor and VP of Content: Therese Bottomly

  • Click HERE to email

Truthdig

  • Editor in Chief: Robert Scheer

  • Click HERE to contact

Washington Post

  • Executive Editor: Martin Baron

  • Click HERE to email

EXAMPLE LETTER to the media (Action #3) by Bill Bigelow of Portland, Oregon:

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