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Media Snail Mail Addresses* ||| Media E-Mail Addresses**
(* here: print & air, ** newspapers only)

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See pointers below.

   

Newspapers, News Wires & Magazines:

Associated Press
Washington: 2021 "K" Street, N.W., Washington DC 20006
(202) 776-9400

New York: 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020;
Phone: 212-621-1600; Fax: 212-621-7520.

Atlantic Monthly
77 N. Washington Stree, Boston MA 02114
(617) 854-7700
www.theatlantic.com, letters@theatlantic.com

* William Whitworth, Editor
* Garry Wills
* James Fallows
* Conor Cruise O'Brien

Brill's Content
521 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10175
(212) 824-1901 FAX: (212) 824-1940

* Steven Brill, Editor-in-Chief (sbrill@brillscontent.com)
* Amy Bernstein, Associate Editor (abernstein@brillscontent.com)
* Comments: comments@brillscontent.com

Chicago Tribune
435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611

* Clarence Page

Christian Science Monitor
One Norway Street, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 450-2026 FAX: (617) 450-2317
www.csmonitor.com
world@csmonitor.com, oped@csmonitor.com

Columbia Journalism Review
Journalism Building, Columbia University, 2950 Broadway, NY, NY 10027
www.cjr.org, CJR@columbia.edu,
(212) 854-1881, Fax (212) 854-8580

* David Laventhol, Editorial Director

Esquire Magazine
(now part of Hearst Corp)
250 E. 55th St., NY, NY 10019
(212) 649-4020
www.esquiremag.com

* David Granger, Editor-in-Chief

George Magazine
1633 Broadway, NY, NY 10019

Harper’s Magazine
666 Broadway, New York, NY 10012, www.harpers.org

* John R. McArthur, President & Publisher
* Lewis H. Lapham, Editor-in-Chief

Mother Jones Magazine
731 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco CA 94103
www.motherjones.com, query@motherjones.com
Letters to: backtalk@motherjones.com

* Roger Cohn, Editor-in-Chief

Los Angeles Times
Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles CA 90053
FAX (for letters): (213) 237-7679; E-mail: letters@latimes.com
General phone, fax & e-mail: Phone: 800-528-4637 or 213-237-5000; Fax: 213-237-4712: E-mail: editor@latimes.com

* David Shaw, Media Critic
* Doyle McManus
* Robert Scheer

Nation Magazine
33 Irving Place, NY, NY 10003
nation@igc.org, www.thenation.com
Letters@thenation.com, Info@thenation.com

* Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor-in-Chief
* Katha Pollitt
* David Corn (Washington office: 110 Maryland Ave, #308)
Washington DC 20002, (202) 546-2239

The New Republic
1220 19th Street, N.W., Washington DC 20036
(202) 331-7494
tnr@aol.com

* Martin Peretz, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher
* Peter Beinart, Editor
* Andrew Sullivan
* John B. Judis
* Jonathan Cohn
* Jeffrey Rosen

Newsweek
Washington: 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., #1220, Washington DC 20006

New York: 251 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019; Phone: 212-445-4000; Fax: 212-445-5068; E-mail: letters@newsweek.com

* Evan Thomas, Managing Editor
* Eleanor Clift
* Michael Isikoff

The New Yorker
20 W. 43rd Street, NY, NY 10036

* Jane Mayer

New York Observer
54 E. 64th Street, NY, NY 10021

* Joe Conason, columnist

New York Times (New York Bureau)
229 W. 43 Street, New York NY 10036
Phone: 212-556-1234; Fax: 212-556-3690; Letters@nytimes.com

Columnists:

* Anthony Lewis
* Russell Baker
* Bob Herbert
* Frank Rich
* William Safire

New York Times
Washington Bureau
1627 "I" Street, N.W., Washington DC 20006
Reporters:

* Jeff Gerth
* Steve Labaton
* Don Van Natta, Jr.

Columnists:

* Maureen Dowd
* Thomas Friedman
* William Safire
* Gail Collins

Portand Oregonian
1320 S.W. Bioadway, Portand OR 97201 www.oregonlive.com
publiceditor@news.oregonian.com, newsroom@news.oregonian.com

* Sandy Rowe, Editor, srowe@news.oregonian.com

The Progressive
409 E. Main Street, Madison WIS 53703
(608) 257-4626
www.progressive.org

* Matthew Rotschild, Editor

Rolling Stone
1290 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10104
(212) 484-1616, www.rollingstone.com

* Jann S. Wenner, Editor

Salon Magazine (on the Web)
www.salonmagazine.com, Letters@salonmagazine.com

Sacramento Bee
2100 Q Street, Sacramento CA 95816
(916) 321-1000, FAX (916) 326-9578
www.sacbee.com

San Diego Union-Tribune
350 Camino de La Reina, San Diego CA 92108
Letters: P.O. Box 12091, San Diego CA 92112
Fax (619) 293-1440
www.uniontrib.com, opinion@uniontrib.com

* Karin E. Winner, Editor

San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
110 Fifth Street, San Francisco CA 94103 Mail letters: P.O. Box 7260, San Francisco CA 94120
Note: Chronicle and Examiner combine on weekends. They are separate papers, a.m. and p.m., during the week.

* Phil Bronstein, Exec. Editor

San Jose Mercury News
750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose CA 95190
(408) 920-5700 (national news desk); FAX (800) 939-2329
www.sjmercury.com

* David M. Yarnold, Editor

Seattle Times
P.O. Box 70, Seattle WA 98111
www.seatletimes.com, opinion@seattletimes.com
Seatle Post Intelligencer: P.O. Box 1909, Seattle WA 98111
FAX: (206) 448-8184
editpage@seattle-pi.com

* Michael Fancher, Exec. Editor

Talk Magazine
152 West 57th Street, NY, NY 10019
Fax: (212) 641-3539, Letters to: T-mail@talkmagazine.com
www.talkmagazine.com

* Tina Brown, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
* Howard Lalli, Managing Editor

Time Magazine
Time-Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York NY 10020

* Margaret Carlson
* Michael Kinsley

USA Today
1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22229
Phone: 800-828-0909 or 703-276-3400: Fax: 703-247-3108
E-mail: editor@usatoday.com

* David Mazarella, Editor-in-Chief

U.S. News & World Report
1050 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W., Washington DC 20007
Phone(202) 955-2000; Fax: 202-955-2049; E-mail: letters@usnews.com

The Utne Reader
1624 Harmon Place, Minneapolis MN 55403
(612) 338-5040, www.utne.com, editor@utne.com

* Cathy Madison, Editor

Wall Street Journal
200 Liberty Street, NY, NY 10281
Phone: 212-416-2000; Fax: 212-416-2658:
E-mail: editors@interactive.wsj.com

Washington Monthly
1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20009
www.washingtonmonthly.com, editors@washingtonmonthly.com

* Charles Peters, Editor

Washington Post
1150 15th Street, N.W., Washington DC 20071
Phone: 202-334-6000; Fax: 202-334-7502.

* David Broder
* Susan Schmidt
* E.J. Dionne
* Bob Woodward
* Katherine Graham (CEO, former publisher)
* William Raspberry
* Meg Greenfield
* Donald E. Graham, Publisher
* Richard Cohen
* Don Balz
* Leonard Downie (Editor, National Weekly Edition)
* Karen Deyoung (deyoungk@washpost.com)
* David Ignatius (Ignatiusd@washpost.com)
* Geneva Overholser, ombudsman (overholser@washpost.com)

Full list of e-mail addresses of WP reporters & editors

Washington Spectator
P.O. Box 90, Garrett Park, MD 20896
www.newslet.com/washingtonspectator
spectator@newslet.com

* Ben A. Franklin, Editor

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Broadcast News:

ABC News--Washington
1717 de Salles Street, N.W., Washington DC 20026.
(202) 222-7777. E-mail: netaudr@abc.com

ABC News--New York
47 W. 66 St., New York, NY 10023 Phone: (212) 456-7777 Fax: (212) 456-429

* Ted Koppel
* Cokie Roberts
* Sam Donaldson
* George Will
* Diane Sawyer

CBS News--Washington
2020 “M” Street, N.W., Washington DC 20036
202-457-4321, E-mail: realitycheck@cbsnews.com

* CBS Evening News with Dan Rather:
Phone: 212-975-3691 or 202-457-4385
Fax: 212-975-1893

* CBS This Morning:
Phone: 212-975-2824
Fax: 212-975-7133 or 212-975-2033

* 60 Minutes: 555 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019-2985 Phone: 212-975-2006
Fax: 212-757-6975

* 60 Minutes II: Phone: 212-975-6200

CNBC
(get address Ft. Lee, NJ)

* Charles Grodin ("Charles Grodin Show")
* Geraldo Rivera

CNN/Washington Bureau
820 First Avenue, N.E., Washington DC 20002
Phone: 202-898-7900. Fax: 202-898-7923. E-mail: cnn.onair@cnn.com

* Frank Sesno, Bureau Chief
* Bruce Morton
* Wolf Blitzer
* Robert Novak
* Bob Franken

CNN/Atlanta
One CNN Center, Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30348-5366
Phone: 404-827-1500; Fax: 404-681-6363; E-mail: on-air@turner.com

* Bernard Shaw
* Judy Woodruff
* Greta Van Susteren ("Burden of Proof")

* CNN Crossfire: Phone: 202-898-7655; Fax: 202-898-7611

* Larry King Live: Phone: 202-898-7690 Fax: 202-898-7686

National Public Radio
635 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington DC 20001-3753
202-414-2000; Fax: 202-414-3329

* Maura Liason
* Nina Totenberg (totn@npr.org)

* All Things Considered: Phone: 202-414-2110; E-mail: atc@npr.org

* NPR Morning Edition: Phone: 202-414-2150; Fax: 202-414-3329; E-mail: morning@npr.org

* Counterspin (FAIR's Media Criticism aired on NPR)
130 W. 25 Street, New York, NY 10001

* Laura Flanders
* Janine Jackson

NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York NY 10112
Phone: 212-664-4444; Fax: 212-664-5705

Today Show: today@news.nbc.com
Dateline: dateline@news.nbc.com

* NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw: Phone: 212-664-4971 or 202-885-4259; Fax: 202-362-2009; E-mail: nightly@nbc.com

* NBC News' Today: Phone: 212-664-4249 or 202-885-4231; Fax: 212-664-4426; E-mail: today@nbc.com

* Dateline NBC: Phone: 212-664-7501; Fax: 212-664-7073; E-mail: dateline@nbc.com

NBC News/Washington Bureau
4001 Nebraska Avenue, Washington DC 20016
Phone: 202-885-4200. Fax: 202-362-2009

* Brian Williams
* Keith Olbermann (MSNBC “Big Show”)
* Andrea Mitchell
* Lisa Myers

PBS
1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314; Phone: 703-739-5000; Fax: 703-739-0775

* The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
3620 South 27th St., Arlington, VA 22206
Phone: 703-998-2150, newshour@pbs.org

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Writers, Gadflies & Pundits:

Jim Hightower (Radio Show)
P.O. Box 13516, Austin TX 78711

Molly Ivins
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
1005 Congress Ave., Suite 920, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-8908;
E-mail: mollyivins@star-telegram.com
Link to her column website: http://www.startext.net/today/news/columnist/ivins2.htm

Marvin Kalb
Shorenstein Center for the Press
Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Michael Kinsley (Editor, Slate)
http://www.slate.com

Gene Lyons
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Little Rock ARK

Lars-Eric Nelson
c/o Los Angeles Times Syndicate
Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles CA 90054

Thomas Oliphant/Boston Globe
c/o New York Times Syndication Special Features
122 E. 42 Street, New York, NY 10168

Norman Ornstein
American Enterprise Institute
1150 17th Street, N.W., Washington DC 20036

Carl Rowen
c/o North American Syndicate
235 E. 45th Street, New York NY 10017

Mark Shields
c/o Creators Syndicate
5777 W. Century Blvd, #700, Los Angeles CA 90045

Cynthia Tucker
c/o Universal Press Syndicate
4000 Main Street, 9th floor, Kansas City MO 64112

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Journalism Societies, Media Study & Watchdog Groups:

Adbusters Media Foundation
1243-dated West 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6H 1B7, Canada

American Society of Newspaper Editors
11690 Sunrise Valley Drive, #B, Reston VA 20190-1409

Annenberg School of Communications
University of Pennsylvania
3621 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6220

* Prof. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Dean
* Ellen Hume

Berkeley Media Studies Group
2140 Shattuck Ave., #804, Berkeley CA 94704

Center for Media Education
1511 “K” Street, N.W., #518
Washington DC 20005

Center for Public Integrity
1634 “I” Street, N.W., #902, Washington DC 20006

Columbia Journalism Review
101 Jornalism Bldg., Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) (FAIR)
130 W. 25th Street, NY, NY 10001
(212 633-6700, FAX: (212) 727-7668
E-mail: fair@fair.org
Website: http://www.fair.org

* Jim Naureckas, Editor of "Extra!"

Institute for Alternative Journalism
77 Federal Street, 2nd floor, Sna Francisco, CA 94107

* Don Hazen, Director (co-author of “We the Media”)

Newspaper Guild
8611 Second Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20901

Pew Research Foundation for People & the Press
1875 “I” Street, N.W., #1110, Washington DC 20006

* Andy Kohut, Director

Tom Rosenstiel
Director, "Excellence in Journalism,"
Pew Research Foundation for People & the Press
1875 “I” Street, N.W., Washington DC 20006

Society of Professional Journalists
Steve Geiman, Director
16 South Jackson Street, Greencastle IN 46135


Federal Communications Commission 1919 "M" Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20554

Regularly check the FCC site at: http://www.fcc.gov

FCC members with party affiliation, date term ends, e-mail address:

* Chairman William E. Kennard: D, 2001, wkennard@fcc.gov, FAX (202) 418-2801

* Commissioner Susan Ness: D, 1999, sness@fcc.gov
* Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth: R, 2000, hfurchtgott-roth@fcc.gov
* Commissioner Michael Powell: R, 2002, mpowell@fcc.gov
* Commissioner Gloria Tristani: D, 2003, jgtristani@fcc.gov


U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 20515

U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510.

U.S. Capitol switchboard phone number: (202) 224-3121

The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20505

  

Pointers

Experience has shown that hard copy letters can be more effective than e-mail which is often used by media outlets as a polling device without significant response, if any. Hard copy letters are often taken more seriously because they indicate time, effort and expense, especially if marked "not for publication." a piece of paper can be passed around an office, taken to a meeting--and paper must be physically thrown away which takes a slightly more conscious effort than hitting a button to trash an electronic message or sending an automated reply.

If you have additional addresses/fax numbers, etc. to suggest, please e-mail us at: editor@AmericanReview.net

If you want e-mail, click on the following link for a comprehensive list of nearly 900 e-mail addresses of media outlets.

Writing "letters to the editor" is one thing. Letters to the editor come in by the thousands and are often not taken very seriously by news managers who assume you're not really talking to them but to readers. They are often viewed as readers' or viewers' personal opinions on issues. Having a letter appear in print may seem like impact but it's limited in terms of impact upon the editors/management of the news outlet itself. What you say to readers is ignored by news managers, even critiques of media practices. What you say to newsmakers themselves -- "not for publication" -- can hit home.

In writing directly to reporters, columnists and news managers, you are addressing how the media operate, what they cover, how they cover it, and how newswriters think. In this case, the issue is about the news media themselves.

Be cool, astute, professional, succinct, and persistent. Analyze rather than rage. One trick is to write a first draft that includes any insults or nasty comments you feel like slinging. Then edit the letter to take out the insults and keep your essential strong points made in a courteous manner in your final draft. Put yourself in the position of the intended recipient(s) and write a letter you would want to receive. This way you have a chance of getting your letter read by a an editor or news manager. Buy a roll of stamps and write once or twice a month if you can--to various media outlets. Be calmly persistent. It can make a difference.

We used to ask American Review readers to send us copies of their letters but our Media Discussion Center is in hiatus at the moment. Send copies to FAIR.

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AMERICAN REVIEW
A double-take on media & democracy

What's New? ||| Media Criticism ||| Media Reform ||| Activism ||| Write Media/Congress
Discussion Center ||| News Examiner ||| Special Editions ||| Books ||| Links ||| Contents ||| Intro