Tag Archives: journalism

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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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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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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Island sex offender wants Google link removed

Here’s an interesting development, particularly given current threats to press freedom that already exist on the Isle of Man. I’ve not seen one of these before, although I do try to keep an eye on Manx links Google’s removing. It’s a defamation claim from a convicted sex offender. He wants a Manx Radio report on […]

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Moorhouse media misunderstandings

Sometimes it’s hard to see what politicians are getting at when it comes to the media – and sometimes they don’t make it any easier to understand them. In Tynwald this week, Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Jason Moorhouse asked a very odd question which had a number of implications. And it’s not the first […]

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