Pro: Communicating with the media (CBC, your local or school newspaper, a radio station, podcasts) raises public awareness and can get decision makers to listen to you.
Con: The media will make your story public, which can be hard. Journalists can get your story wrong, and people you don’t know might judge your experience.
Conclusion: Talk to people you trust about whether to contact media before you do it.
Write a press release: A press release is a document that informs people about who you are and what your demands are. You can also use it to tell people about an event you’re planning. There are lots of tips for writing a press release online.
Once you have something you want to send out, send it to news agencies - are there ones you already respect? Ones you think would be interested in your story? Email addresses can be found on a news agency’s official website.
Make sure to follow up after you’ve sent your email - news agencies get a lot of mail! You can email or call.
Find out as much as you can about the interview before doing it.