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Featured Journalist, Irish Journalists, Journalism August 17, 2018

Think outside the box–5 great journalists to pitch to

When trying to get coverage for a story, it’s very easy to just pitch it out to journalists working for national publications in the hope it will get the biggest audience views and then just leave the story there. In reality, you should be pitching to everyone who specialises in your story subject. They might

Communications, Irish Journalists, Journalism August 16, 2018

5 ways you’re going to p*ss off a journalist

In a world of fast-moving stories, tight deadlines and a constant desire for brand new information, journalists really have their work cut out for them. Every PR individual or company wants their story to be front and centre of the newspaper, radio or television bulletin, or online website. Building a co-dependent relationship with a journalist

5 minutes with the media, Creativity, Irish Journalists August 8, 2018

5 Minutes with the Media – Martha Brennan

Whether it’s TV, radio, print, digital, we all consume numerous types of media offerings on a daily basis. In our 5 Minutes with the Media series, we chat with the people working behind the scenes on our favourite programmes to gain an insight into what it’s like to work in the media industry. This week, we chat to Martha Brennan,

Content, Irish Independent, Irish Journalists July 20, 2018

Poll of polls: The most read stories of the week

Which stories have captivated the nation and kept our interest since Monday morning? MediaHQ does more than just connect you with hundreds of journalists across the country. We’re constantly monitoring the front pages and websites from all corners of the country to see what stories are getting the most attention from readers. This week, we’ve

Communications, Content, How To Content July 19, 2018

Pitching tips from Ireland’s top journalists – eBook

Sending out press releases can be a tricky business. Thinking of an eye-catching story headline, a snappy email subject line, researching the story and reaching out to people for quotes can be time-consuming. You send it out to the media in the hopes it will get picked up, and even then it’s still not guaranteed.

5 minutes with the media, Communications, Featured Journalist July 11, 2018

5 Minutes with the Media – Fintan Walsh, Limerick Leader

In our 5 Minutes with the Media series, we shine a spotlight on members of the media to gain an insight into their role in the industry, their top pitching tips, as well as the toughest part of their job.  This week we speak to Fintan Walsh, Health Correspondent with the Limerick Leader. 

Communications, Content, Irish Journalists June 22, 2018

Bore-fest Press: The don’ts of press releases

Journalists can receive hundreds of press releases each week. However, only a select few of these stories are chosen to be published. But what is it that is making these select few so attractive and your press release is being overlooked? Well, it’s probably what you’re doing wrong, instead of what you’re doing right… Below,

Irish Industry News, Irish Journalists, Media Changes June 15, 2018

Media On The Move: The latest media movements

The media industry never stands still, and with people moving jobs, retiring, and leaving the industry, it can be difficult to keep up. At MediaHQ, we have a research team dedicated updating our newsfeed with the latest media movements. Last week alone we provided 90+ updates to our clients, as well as making well over

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