Media Relations Question: What’s the Best Way to Get in Touch with a Busy Reporter?

By Gerard Braud

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The media are often difficult to get in touch with when you have something positive happening to your company, school, or organization, however, in a crisis, they are knocking at your door instantly.  Corporate communications and public relations professionals know how important it is to establish a good relationship with the media and local reporters. That is why I am posing the discussion question this week, “What is the best way to get in touch with a busy reporter?” What are some strategies you have used that have made you successful? What are some strategies that do not get the attention of the media?

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