Pitching tips: How to pitch a feature story

31.05.19

Here at MediaHQ, we want you to make the news. When it comes to crafting a pitch for your feature story, we understand it can be difficult to get the attention of a busy journalist. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks for you to pitch a feature story with ease. Keep your pitch […]

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Famous Media Siblings

31.05.19

You often hear of the “six degrees of separation” theory, that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. However, in the media world, these links can often be much shorter, with many prominent figures even being as closely […]

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Famous authors who were also journalists

27.05.19

Sunday is World Dracula Day which commemorates the publication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula on May 26, 1897. This year marks the horror novel’s 120th anniversary. While best known for introducing the world to Count Dracula, Stoker was not just a fiction writer but also a keen journalist. To celebrate the anniversary of Stoker’s Dracula, we’ve […]

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Top 3 journalists who covered the repeal campaign

24.05.19

It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since one of the most controversial referendums in Irish history that split the country into two deeply separate sides of the argument. Repealing the 8th amendment was a huge turning point in our society which many journalists had the opportunity and privilege to cover. Below are […]

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Is it okay to follow up with a journalist?

16.05.19

For many PR and Communications professionals sending out a press release is instinctively followed by a call or email to the journalists. That follow up call is generally to ensure the release has been received, check if any further information is required and ultimately to find out if the story will be covered. While these […]

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How to clean up your lists

10.05.19

We’ve all been there, ready to send a press release but your unorganised lists cause a bit of a carfuffle. It is crucial for your campaign to send out press releases to individuals who cover or are interested in your topic. Whether they work under a specific department, cover regular features or have shown previous […]

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Europe

5 journalists making it big in Europe

09.05.19

Whether it is national stories or international politics, journalists all across Europe are making waves in the media. From Brexit to the migrant crisis, these are the stories that are gripping the world. But what about the journalists breaking the stories and making a name for themselves? Here is a look at five journalists who are making […]

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Sports

Top 5 sports Journalists

07.05.19

Ireland, notorious for sports and culture is also home to some very talented sports journalists. Famous for our vicious yet tactile GAA and our hunger for rugby it seems quite unnecessary to let these journalists go unnoticed. Here at MediaHQ, we have made a list of sports journalists we found to be worthy of recognition. […]

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press

World Press Freedom Day – a history

03.05.19

World Press Freedom Day takes place on May 3 and aims to promote freedom of press while commemorating those journalists who have lost their lives due to violent attacks through their involvement with the media. Created by the UN, its objective is to raise awareness of the fundamental human rights to free self-expression and access […]

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