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• A mail list database on CD-ROM of basic information of each medium, including
editor’s name, address, phone, fax, and e-mail address.

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The directory is worth hundreds of dollars by itself. So are its six updating newsletters. But you get both and a CD-ROM, for a price that will pay for itself in the first important news release distribution you make. Our subscribers are impressed with the detail and clarity of this unusual directory with its data base support materials.

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CONTENTS OF YOUR FINDERBINDER DIRECTORY

Editorial and advertising details on more than 200 San Diego County publications, serving a variety of geographical areas and special interests.

ALL THE ANSWERS YOU NEED IN ONE EASY-TO-USE DIRECTORY SYSTEM
The listings include names of editors, advertising managers, media owners, addresses
and phone numbers, circulation figures and open rates for print media, public service
announcement data for radio and television stations, web sites, e-mail addresses, fax
numbers, and much more.

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FINDERBINDER is an easy-to-use, reliable source of continually updated, detailed news media information. Each directory system is produced in the market it covers all news media in its marketplace. The directory systems, including an electronic database and updating newsletters are compiled to provide the most comprehensive listing of news media information available.

FINDERBINDER system is committed to being the most current, accurate and detailed reference of its kind. Listings include newspapers, magazines, trade and professional publications and radio and television stations.

News Media Listing Pages
The majority of the news media are each provided with a single page, printed on one side of that page. A wide margin is provided on the left of each page for you to add changes as they occur during the year. As new publications or stations appear, you will be sent supplemental pages. If major changes occur at a medium during the year we may issue a replacement page.

You may wish to arrange your directory in some order other than alphabetical. Some of our subscribers re-arrange their directory geographically, by subject matter, or by daily, weekly and monthly publications. The loose-leaf binder format of the FINDERBINDER directory allows you this flexibility.

FINDERBINDER is designed for fast use with easy-to-read type and clearly defined sections. The three-ring vinyl binder allows you to update and add material quickly. Your binder is guaranteed against wear and breakage as long as you are a current, subscriber. If you need a replacement, just give us a call.

Each FINDERBINDER comes with six issues of an updating newsletter. FINDERBINDERs are published on a 12-month basis. People who buy the directory during the year are provided with back issues of the newsletters to allow them to bring their directory up-to-date.

PRINT MEDIA
This section lists publications created in or for use in each FINDERBINDER market. These publications appear in alphabetical order, with some exceptions. Information for each publication listed in the main section is divided into three parts: GENERAL, EDITORIAL and ADVERTISING.

GENERAL  Information includes:   
Address of the publication   
(Both street address and P.O. Box number as appropriate)   
Phone number or numbers    Fax numbers   
E-mail address and Internet domain name
Publisher's name   
Type of publication, format, frequency, coverage and readership.
Day of publication provided for weeklies and dailies.   
Circulation, by both paid subscribers and actual press run.   
Cost of a subscription by mail

EDITORIAL Information includes:
Names of editors   
Names and positions of major staff writers   
Deadline for news material   
Other comments as appropriate

ADVERTISING Information includes:
Name of Advertising Manager
Open rate for column inch of display advertising   
Open rate for a full page of display advertising   
Deadline for advertising delivery   
Column width in either inches or picas   
Number of columns per page   
Page size in inches   
Minimum classified ad size and rate   
Special discounts and commissions offered   
Adjudication status (see explanation below)

ADJUDICATION
Many general circulation publications are adjudicated to print legal notices.
Typically to qualify for this service, a newspaper must:
• Be published at least once a week
• Have a bona fide list of paying subscribers
• Publish news of a general character
• Maintain at least 25% news content in the paper
• Have only one principal office in the district
• Have met these criteria for at least three years 
• Have "substantial" subscribers in the adjudication area

ELECTRONIC NEWS MEDIA
Each radio and television station serving the marketplace is listed individually on its own page. Information about each station appears in this order:
Call letters and type of station (AM, FM, TV)

GENERAL   
Street address and P.O. Box address   
Telephone number , fax number, e-mail address, Internet domain name  
Ownership of station   
Most prevalent age and demographics of audience   
Programming description   
Broadcast schedule (usually 24 hours for radio)   
Most prevalent age and demographics of audience   
Broadcasting frequency and signal strength

STAFF    
Names and titles of station executives usually include:      
General Manager      
News Director      
Assignment Editor      
Program Director      
Public Affairs Director      
Sales Director

AIR DATA    
Times of news broadcasts
Public service announcement guidelines
(Includes preferred length of spot and format.) 
Interview program and talk show programs 

RATES FOR COMMERCIALS
There is no uniform way of briefly comparing advertising rates of radio stations. Stations may designate different times of the day as being their prime advertising times. Not all define the classifications of AAA, AA and A the same way.  As at least a rough guide, FINDERBINDER often lists the open rates for a one-time, 60- second spot. Television rates are even more complex and seasonal and are not listed.

THE INDEXES
At the back of each FINDERBINDER directory is an index that is divided into three sections, each alphabetically arranged. These sections are print media, radio stations and television stations.

PRINT MEDIA INDEX:
All publications in FINDERBINDER are listed here, along with title variations by which they might be known. If, for example, the correct title for the Evening Tribune is just that, not Tribune or even Metropolitan Evening Tribune. Thus under Tribune and Metropolitan Evening Tribune in the index you will be refered to Evening Tribune in the main print media section of the book. Other print media sub-sections are referred to in the index.

RADIO STATIONS:
All area radio stations are listed in this directory. These stations are listed by the call letters regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Some years ago the use of unofficial, promotional call-signs has become popular. You can use the Radio Station Index to determine, for example, that B-l00 is really KFMB-FM, that K-Best is actually KBZT-FM, that KM-10 is KMLO, that Rock 92 is KOWN and that FM-104 is KOZN-FM, and so on.

TELEVISION STATIONS:
All area television stations, including the names of the various cable television operations in the area are listed here.

cross index

CROSS INDEX
Following the index just discussed, you will find the CROSS INDEX OF PRINT MEDIA BY COMMUNITY SERVED. It is in certain respects the opposite of the coverage information provided with each community newspaper. Each geographically-oriented publication listing tells you what communities are served by that publication. The cross index tells you which publications are reporting on a specific community.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR LISTING NEWS MEDIA
We reserve the right to present an independent, subjective evaluation of each medium considered for publication. News media are not charged for being listed in these directories, nor will they be excluded upon request. If you have any indication that we have been provided with false or misleading information, we welcome your call. New publications are usually monitored for a few months before new pages are added to the directory.

Information on each medium is gathered from the publishers, editors and other representatives.
FINDERBINDER may investigate other sources for information on media and may publish information that corrects or clarifies data from the media.

MEDIA TYPES APPEARING IN FINDERBINDER DIRECTORIES

PRINT:
• Daily Newspapers
• Semi-Weekly Newspapers
• Weekly Newspapers
• Business Publications
• National Publications printed or produced in area
• Wire Services
• House Organs (optional)
• College Campus Publications
• Military Publications in the area
• Advertisers (non-news publications) (optional)
• Magazines

ELECTRONIC:
• Radio Stations
• Broadcast Television Stations
• Cable Television Stations

SPECIALTY LISTINGS:
• Columnists by subject matter (optional)
• Stringers for major media (optional)


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