Tag Archives: media

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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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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How to complain about press coverage of… your court case

So you’ve been caught doing something you shouldn’t have, been arrested and now it’s time to face the music. But you’re not fussed on the world knowing your business. Lately, I’ve had a few complaints from people who’ve appeared in court and aren’t happy their case has been written about. So what can you do?

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