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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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Manx news comment bingo!

A bit of fun for the first post of 2018! If there’s one thing that’s predictable, it’s audience response. And the Isle of Man has its own set of quirks that makes it fairly easy to predict. With that in mind, here’s Manx Facebook Comments Bingo!

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Oh no, Chief Minister

A week after the Chief Minister accused local media of publishing sensationalist fake news, a disastrous press conference shows how the Manx government is becoming desperate to “manage” stories about it.

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Four simple media lessons for Onchan MHKs

Well, another week another mishap with the press. It’s pretty much the vogue at the moment for politicians to blame the media for their own mistakes, and there’s a pretty good example of that on Facebook. Onchan MHK Rob Callister, just recovered from the Bushy’s fiasco, plonks down a marker on social media. His beef? […]

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Audiences, adverts and A-level maths

Audience figures… the lifeblood of media organisations. The bigger your audience, the more you can charge advertisers for promoting their brand. But how do you calculate an audience, and how do you know whether that’s a good or bad figure?

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