April 6, 2010; PRNewswire | Michael Fitzpatrick of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is asking local news editors to pay more attention to their coverage of the crisis in mental health services resulting from state cutbacks. You will see when you read this that NAMI took an interesting approach in providing links to all the stories they have collected over the past 3 months to provide some models and guidance to local editors in conceiving and crafting their own stories. To us this looks like a simple but elegant approach that will make the task of writing local pieces easier for ever-extended local news outlets.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.