Category Archives: News

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A reporter’s 5 tips for better PR photos

Popped, dropped or 'shopped?

News outlets welcome submitted photographs. Newspapers still have some professionals who take photos, but other services rely heavily on pics sent with press releases. If you’re wondering why yours weren’t used, or have been cropped beyond recognition, let me spare you some grief with five tips for improving photos.

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Challenging government – whose job is it anyway?

Freedom ofthe Press

Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether politicians are being deliberately incomprehensible when it comes to the media or if they just have no idea whatsoever about how journalism works. Yet again this week, there’s more “advice” from a politician and accountant who’s also an expert on reporting.

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Why you should stop using “fake news”

Fake? Or false?

It never fails to amaze me just how clueless politicians can be about the media and how news operates. If you stand for election, you should have at least a passing idea about news and how journalism works – but there’s yet another misstep from a familiar face this week.

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Free speech? Don’t believe the hype!

There’s an interesting piece posted to the Isle of Man Newspapers website this week about freedom of speech. Just one problem – we don’t have it, and never have.

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Make your Feeds Great Again – with our January sale

If your social media feeds aren’t as viral as you’d like, we can help – and there’s 20% off social media training until the end of February! Small businesses can thrive on social media, but you have to understand how Facebook and Twitter work to get the most out of them. It’s easy to do, […]

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