|By phone:||(919) 968-3154||Why I volunteer with The Prism
Read statements from
David Kirsh, Distribution
Mia Kirsh, Treasurer
Jeff Saviano, Editor
|By fax:||(919) 968-7840|
|By snail mail:||The Prism
P.O. Box 16025
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Why is this paper different from other 'progressive' papers in this area?
Communities underserved or maltreated by the mainstream press--such as low income communities--can do more than "receive" more relevant writing about them. With the Prism, people can produce their own news and views.
The Prism is totally volunteer run. For each issue you can help recruit and edit articles, layout the pages in a visually interesting fashion, get advertisers or donors.
The Prism's purpose is to address the important social and political issues of all progressively oriented people in the area. We aim to serve communities of interest in our area.
If 'we'--the people who produced this issue--are not successful in reaching out to all area communities, it's not because we don't want to. It's because 'we' need you. The paper is put out mostly by a 'core' staff. To get better, you have to help us.
|EDITORS/WRITERS||How You Can Help|
|It's not easy to find good articles and illustrations. We'd really love to have more articles on local issues and more graphics, photos, etc.||
|PRODUCTION||How Can You Help:|
|This stage is split into two steps: hand mockup and computerized layout.||
|ADVERTISING||How Can You Help:|
Printing this paper costs from $400 to $500 each issue, depending on its size.
|DISTRIBUTION||How You Can Help|
|Somehow these newspapers have to get around the Triangle. The simpler part of this is delivering stacks to established drop sites. The harder part is finding places to put them.||
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