Something came across my desk recently which reminded me of this post I wrote four years ago. I thought it worth a repeat. I have reblogged it (rather than cut and paste) as the comments resonate too.
In my very busy role as a retired person, the least booked up days of the week are Tuesday and Friday. So there I was last Friday week (17th Feb), husband out, house to myself, happily sat in front of the laptop working on my manuscript – when the phone rang.
It was a reporter from the local TV station wanting to film my thoughts on the latest announcement in the domestic violence arena. What announcement? I got him to send me the media release, rang a couple of buddies who work in the front line, and found out they had not heard either. I forwarded the release to them, had a quick chat on what is the current situation, slapped on a smart casual outfit and makeup, and faced the camera.
There are two things I’ve discovered in my limited dealings with the pre-recorded news media. You don’t get…
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