Your Answers are Featured: What should you do if a reporter takes you out of context?

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The public relations discussion question we asked this week to our BraudCast viewers and social media followers: What should you do if a reporter takes you out of context? We asked public relations professionals and media relations experts to weigh in with their best practices so their colleagues could benefit.  Our experts brought up some interesting points such as the type of relationship the interviewee has with the journalist, whether or not any key stakeholders would be affected by the information taken out of context, and what would be the appropriate way to approach a reporter about the situation if the interviewee did decide to do so? Our followers contributed valid points such as whether such a situation warrants a phone call, an email, a blog, or a new news release clearing the air. Now it’s your turn. What do you have to add to the conversation? Do you agree or disagree with these comments?

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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