Tag Archives: manx radio

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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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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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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