When a Journalist calls
Journalists are looking for stories. The reality is they need stories that sell papers or are interesting to keep their readership engaged. In community publications and local newspapers there is a real opportunity to engage with the local community so getting a call from a journalist can be an opportunity to raise the clubs profile, in a good way.
If you have had an issue that has arisen in your club and the media get in touch with you, what would you do? Here are some things to think about.
Firstly don’t panic and take the opportunity to understand the request. The only comments you should ever make are ones you are completely sure of and they need to be said in a way that is understood and unambiguous. Listen to the enquiry and explore what it is the journalist or editor is looking for.
Write down what is being asked so that you can discuss it with others at your club or your state representative at Aeromodellers NSW.