Media Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking
People look to their local media as leaders.
People look to their local media—newspaper and radio and television stations—as leaders in the community and as credible sources of information about important issues. Here's what media outlets can do to support every community's commitment to protect teens from easy access to alcohol.
- Publish this column (PDF; get Adobe Reader). Reprint permission is granted, as long as the content is not changed.
- Print the op-ed on your editorial page.
- Print the preformatted article in your paper
- Use the facts on this website to prepare a story about the risk of serving alcohol to teens.
Radio and Television Stations
- Download the announcer copy and read it on the air.
- Download the audio PSA and run it regularly.
- Run a news story on parents who don't serve teens alcohol, and the kids who support them.
- Assign a media personality to become involved in the We Don't Serve Teens campaign, and help publicize the campaign message.
Don't serve alcohol to teens.
It's unsafe. It's illegal. It's irresponsible.