How do I make contact with recent parolees for a radio piece?
January 30, 2011 5:21 AM Subscribe
I'm looking to interview recent parolees for an independent radio piece. I'm looking for smart, responsible ways to make contact with them or to invite anyone interested in participating to contact me.
posted by brynnwood to media & arts (5 answers total)
The names of recent parolees are published where I live. Are there any creative ways of making contact with these folks in a way that's respectful/ethical? Of course I've considered craigslist and FB. I'm thinking the chances of getting a response from the first are small and the latter feels a strangely intrusive. Does it make sense to try attorneys or bailbonds professionals and leave my name and some details about the piece with them? Are there other ways of making myself and the project known to invite anyone interested to participate? This is the first story I've attempted where subjects may not appreciate being invited to tell their story. How would a reporter handle this? Thanks!