May 9, 2006

Superhero Anarchists


Boing Boing points us to a story so good it even has the press calling the criminals superheros. Anarchists are stealing food from gourmet shops and delivering it to some of the most depressed neighborhoods in Germany. While their agenda is obvious, bold, and large scale, it is this bit of mischief that makes the news.

When was the last time you told a good enough story to make it into the media? It is worth a few minutes to think up what you can pitch to the local newspaper or television stations. Local editors and producers are actually waiting for you to call. It is perfectly fine to think small at first, because if an article about you appears in Time, people probably already know who you are.

Just like the superheros, your whole story may be too much to tell, but a little, human, quirky, original part of it can be truly interesting.