Journalists can be pretty difficult to get hold of. They don’t pick up their phones, answer emails or respond to invites (not without a lot of prompting anyway). Which can be very frustrating if you’re trying to pitch a story.
While it’s easy to find big-name journalists, hunting down other more useful contacts – a section editor on an industry title or a specialist freelancer, for example – can be more challenging. And when you do track them down, how do you build relationships, without feeling like a stalker?
Here’s what we cover in this episode:
- Where to find journalists online? looking at magazines, phone, online, Twitter, LinkedIn
- Is it worth paying for subscription services like Muck Rack, Journolink or Response Source?
- How to build relationships with journalists on + offline (Twitter lists, invite them along to an event…)
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