As 2022 draws to a close, we would like to extend a huge thank you to our journalist community for all of the fantastic work this year keeping us informed and entertained during challenging times across the UK.
Here are the most popular blog posts from the ResponseSource blog and Media Bulletin newsletters this year, featuring interviews, experts available for comment, big trends and advice.
Have news of your own to share in the new year? The ResponseSource team would love to hear from you: email@example.com.
1. Journalist as Author: Richard Madden – The Nature Lover’s Bucket List
Temperatures may be a little low across the UK right now for getting out into nature, but perfect for adding more ideas to your bucket list for when climes are kinder. Travel journalist Richard Madden shared the inspiration behind his book ‘The Nature Lover’s Bucket List’ as well as some of the favourite adventures he has undertaken during his 25 years in the travel media.
2. Earth Day experts available for comment
With Earth Day coming up on 22 April in 2023, get an early start on securing experts for any associated features you may be working on with this round-up of spokespeople available via the ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service. Areas of expertise include reducing home emissions, organic eating, eco-friendly energy and recycling rewards.
3. How newsrooms can make the most out of TikTok
TikTok is an increasingly popular source for news for both audiences and those creating content for them. In this write-up of a Journo Resources event with social media editor Jennifer Sterne, find out how newsrooms are already benefitting from the social media platform and how it could help with your work.
4. Entrepreneurs and business leaders available for comment on International Women’s Day 2022
International Women’s Day falls on 8 March in 2023, and for 2022 we gathered information on experts ready to speak to journalists about business and entrepreneurship. Speakers included the founders of OPV Beauty, Girls Out Loud and Women in Travel CIC.
5. Health and lifestyle experts for your Veganuary features
A quick look at requests currently being sent by the UK media via the ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service shows that 2023’s Veganuary is shaping up to be just as big of a deal as it was this year. Our group of experts available for comment here focus on health and lifestyle – check them out.
6. Statistics for your features in February from press releases on ResponseSource
Statistics and survey results are always handy in a feature for backing up your points or for finding a hook when you’re stumped for inspiration – February’s collection of useful academic and brand reports and results included data on relationships, sustainability and dogs. Did you know – 77% of rescue centres reported an increase in pups needing homes following the early days of the pandemic?
7. Journalist Enquiry Service: The Year So Far
ResponseSource’s community manager Andrew Strutt started his regular investigation into the big trends across the UK media with a deep dive into the year so far on the Journalist Enquiry Service in July. What journalists were asking for: information on the cost-of-living crisis, the war in Ukraine and travel.
8. Journalist as Author: Sophia Smith Galer – Losing It: Sex Education for the 21st Century
In August, we caught up with an advocate of TikTok for features research, Sophia Smith Galer. Alongside her work at VICE, Sophia shared on her new book and the subjects that inspire her writing.
9. Food and drink experts for your Veganuary features and product round-ups
And for even more on Veganuary, we shared details of experts with the know-how on food and drink (perhaps the best part of January). Experts came from CRAVE, Fry Family Food, Stem & Glory, Stannah and Remedy Kombucha.
10. Defamation, libel or perfectly legal? What you need to know before sharing your story on social media
finish on something serious, we had advice on how reporters can share their
stories on social media safely. For Journo Resources, Dr Holly Powell-Jones had
the lowdown on livestreaming, live tweeting and being extra careful on
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