PRESS

For pre-2015 Marches, our press coverage list does not include press from College Marches outside of New York City. Please send your coverage Paola Vita, Chief Advancememnt Officer, at pvita@nycoutwardbound.org or share it with us on your social networks using @NYCOutwardBound and we will add you to our list and retweet/share.

PRESS COVERAGE OF THE 2016 MARCH:

IN NEW YORK CITY (NYC Outward Bound Schools)

NY1 Citywide—Roger Clark

NY1 Queens—Shannan Ferry

NY1 Staten Island—Alyssa Paolicelli

News12 Brooklyn

Brandon Gomez from “Pavement Pieces”

 

PRESS COVERAGE OF THE 2015 MARCH:

IN NEW YORK CITY (NYC Outward Bound Schools)
Mashable 

NY1 Brooklyn 

NY1 Staten Island 

NY1 Live with Roger Clark  - 7am segment

NY1 Live with Roger Clark - 8am segment

News 12 

Queens Chronicle 

Queens Ledger's Forest Hills Times 

Brooklyn Star 

The Wave 

IN ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (EL Education)
Star-Tribune at Open World Learning

School Blog Post with Photos at River's Edge Academy

IN DALLAS, TEXAS (Uplift Education)

Uptown Dallas BubbleLife

Storify
 

College March Video Roundup

IN WASHINGTON, DC (EL Education)

Link to Come

IN ROCHESTER, NY (EL Education)
Channel 13 at World of Inquiry 

ON EDUCATION WEEK (EL Education)

Learning Deeply Blog 1

Learning Deeply Blog 2


PRESS COVERAGE OF OUR 2014 MARCH:

Education Week

NY1 Brooklyn

NY1 Staten Island

CBS New York

News 12 Brooklyn

News 12 Bronx

Fox New York

Big Boy Radio with Gabrielle Union

Newsday

Brooklyn Eagle

Staten Island Advance

Manhattan Times

Rockaway Times

Bensonhurst Bean

Harlem World


PRESS COVERAGE OF OUR 2013 MARCH:

ABC 7

NY1

News 12 Brooklyn

News 12 Bronx

Staten Island Advance

Manhattan Times

Harlem World

Bensonhurst Bean

Uptown Collective


PRESS COVERAGE OF OUR 2012 MARCH: 

ABC7

Chalkbeat

NY1 Manhattan

NY1 Staten Island

NY Daily News

Wall Street Journal*
Article about NYC Outward Bound Schools' student and his college application essay, which was submitted during the college march. 

News 12 Brooklyn

Brooklyn Eagle

United States Post Office Blog

Harlem world

Canarsie Courier

Sample Media Advisory

Download our sample media advisory, fill in information about your school/organization, and email it to your local community or education reporters. Don't forget local radio and tv stations, as the March is very appealing to broadcast reporters because of the great visuals and sounds. And check back here for updated releases, which will eventually include the final total number of students marching across the nation (or email us at pvita@nycoutwardbound.org). Unfortunately, we can only upload our advisory as a PDF - but you can export it as a Word document using Adobe Acrobat or an online PDF-to-Word exporter.

How To Contact the Press

Finding a reporter to cover your March may be easier than you think if you're willing to spend 30-45 minutes on research. Make a list of the local newspapers, online publications, tv stations and radio stations that cover community events and education issues. Now go to their websites and scroll through their stories: who's writing about issues that are similar to the College March? About education, public schools, youth, activism, and general community events? Now see if the publication or station includes their contact info. If it doesn't, call the general number and ask for their email address and phone number. Once you have that, email them your completed media advisory approximately a week in advance of your March, along with a quick note explaining what the March is. Follow up 2-3 days before the March with a phone call to see if they received it and if they have any questions. If you reach out to several reporters, there's a good chance at least one will come - especially if you tell them what a positive, high-energy event it will be, and one with great photo opportunities!

Releases for Your Students

How can you make sure that your school or organization are being legally sound in allowing the press to talk to your students? First, make sure that your students fill out a parent-approved release that grants them permission to talk to the press, and to be photographed or videoed. We recommend asking your local Department of Education (if applicable) for their own releases if you don't have it already. In addition, you should give your local DOE a heads-up that the event is happening and that you are inviting the press. Ask them if there is anything you need to do beyond the release. Most likely, they will be excited about the positive press opportunities that your event will create, and may even be willing to help you spread the word to the local press. They can also advise you on any of their own DOE-specific needs before the big day.