PR Discussion Question: What should you do if a reporter takes you out of context?

 

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What should you do if a reporter takes you out of context? That is the public relations discussion question we are posing this week to our BraudCast viewers and social media followers. We are asking public relations professionals and media relations experts to weigh in with their best practices so their colleagues can benefit.  Some things to consider include, what is your relationship with the reporter?  Is it well-established over the years or is this the first time a certain reporter has interviewed you? Should you even call them out on it at all?Should this be a private or public conversation? What medium would you choose to have the discussion with the reporter? Does this conversation require a phone call, an email, a blog, or a new press release to clear the air? Finally, how can you avoid the risk of damaging your reputation even further? Share your thoughts here on the blog, on our social media channels, or on the BraudCast YouTube video.

This question is one of a series of debates in the media relations, crisis communications, public relations, and social media industries where you and your colleagues can share observations with each other. Yes, YOU are invited to share your bite size bits of best practices. Here is how:

Step 1: Subscribe to The BraudCast on YouTube

Step 2: You will see a short video that poses a new question every Monday. You then post your best practices and observations on The BraudCast YouTube channel.

3: Once your opinion is shared, you can follow the discussion online so you can compare your best practices to those of your professional colleagues.

Step 4: Watch the Follow up Friday Video where you will see a short YouTube video outlining some of the most interesting observations. Yes…your comments may actually show up on our BraudCast video, bringing you world-wide fame, fortune, a big raise, glory, street parades, and more.

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