by Don Ingwerson
Visiting media to keep the dialogue open on the importance of alternative health – specifically in the spiritual/mental realm – is a challenge I look forward to each month. This Tuesday I visited six media outlets, where I found that they were busy with elections. The student editor of the Cal State Long Beach Daily 49er also wasn’t available because school was no longer in session. But each meeting brings back into focus for these outlets who I am and that I want to share with them the importance of the link between health and thought.
In visiting the media, I continue to marvel at the rapid changes that are taking place, where I have been finding that ownerships are changing – sometimes very rapidly. Many editors and reporters have different assignments since I last visited. Often they are working out of different locations. As an example, the current Torrance Daily Breeze health reporter is working out of an office in West LA, and the Breeze’s former health reporter is now a Long Beach Press Telegram editor.
But I find that these changing environments present opportunities to meet new people and establish new relationships. During this trip, I also visited the Long Beach Gazette Grunion, the Long Beach Business Journal, and Golden Rain News. The publisher at the Business Journal enjoys talking about the Christian Science Monitor and how it relates to his readers. And the Golden Rain News can be a great contact because it serves the interest of a huge retirement community in Seal Beach.
I look forward to the continued dialogue on health in my next media trip!