Editorial writer Jeff Gerritt's best practices
On RESULTS October 13 Global Grassroots call, editorial writer Jeff Gerritt, RESULTS’ 2012 Cameron Duncan Media Awardee, spoke about how activists can work with writers and editorial boards to influence issues of poverty. Jeff has worked with RESULTS Global Detroit group as a columnist and editorial writer at the Detroit Free Press to support issues of global poverty. In the past year and a half, Jeff wrote editorials for the Free Press in support of funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, in support of GAVI and childhood immunization, and even as a supporter for Dr. Jeffrey Sachs for World Bank President. He is now the deputy editor at the Toledo Blade.
Below is an excerpt of the transcript from the call (thanks to our Global Legislative Intern, Monica Salgaonkar!) where RESULTS Global Grassroots Manager, Ken Patterson, talks to Jeff about what tips he would offer grassroots trying to work with the media.