Where To Send It
A Few Points of Style
of Press Release
1. Coming Event
2. Feature Story
3. News Story
What to Write About
Are the Media against Christianity?Having been on the inside and outside of newspapers, I'd say that unless things have changed substantially recently, most reporters and editors do not particularly care for Christianity.
But the next question has to be, "Does it matter?"
In most cases I'd say it matters very little at all. There are examples of bias in the media, but for the most part I think you can generally expect reasonably fair treatment.
For a couple reasons. First, reporters are trained to be fair. They aren't always, but that is their training. This is in your favor. Second, many reporters tend to think of things in terms of politics, so I suspect they are not so much against Christianity as against certain political stands that many Christians have taken (on abortion and homosexuality, for example). And if one of those topics is not at issue, I don't see much reason why you would run into trouble. (I'm not saying - by the way - to back down on anything you believe; simply that if that isn't the topic of the press release, you are unlikely to face hostile reporting.)
© Copyright 1999 Brad Haugaard.