Dan & Julie Zanoza of Crestwood, IL have been
working with local TV news stations in their area (Chicago) for over four years now.
Dan has established relations with many of the news reporters and news directors in
the area. "Doing this in a non-confrontational manner is of the utmost
importance" says Dan. "It has opened doors and the minds of reporters and
news directors in ways I was not expecting."
Most reporters and news directors are anxious to
do a professional job in their chosen field. Oftentimes, however, they aren't aware
that bias is present in a story. Their information comes from many sources. The
sources may be biased. Now, it isn't our job to research these stories but when you see a
report that is blatantly wrong, call them or send a fax. In most cases the
reporter will appreciate the time you've spent to contact them. After all, most of
them do have aspirations of doing the job right. You may see a correction in the
next broadcast. This has happened to Dan and Julie.