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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

How to Get a Reporter to Come to You

Just found this great group, Help A Reporter. It started on Facebook but got too big so has evolved into a website. The guy who started it all is Peter Shankman and this is how he explains it...

"Each day, you'll receive up to three emails, each with anywhere from 15-30 queries per email. They'll all be labeled with [] in the subject line, for easy filtering. If you see a query you can answer, go for it! really is that simple.

I built this list because a lot of my friends are reporters, and they call me all the time for sources. Rather than go through my contact lists each time, I figured I could push the requests out to people who actually have something to say.

These requests only come from reporters directly to me. I never take queries from that other service, I never SPAM, and I'm not going to do anything with your email other than send you these reporter requests when they arrive in my in-box."

Pretty neat. and yes, it's free :-)

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