I just returned from visiting a Chamber group over lunch with assistant business editor Dan Loving. We had the opportunity to talk about our business section and how easy it is to get news into the paper.
Most people seemed genuinely surprised that dealing with the media doesn’t have to be a painful process. I joked that once I went to lunch with a Chamber representative who, after meeting me, remarked to a mutual friend, “Carrie was surprisingly human.” That was a good laugh. I’m not quite sure what she’d been expecting.
But several people today mentioned that they were happy to see they could talk to us. Dan said that, yep, he was drinking beer and shooting fireworks the other night just like many other people. As a group, journalists are no different — no better and no worse — than anyone else.
If you have news, you don’t even need to bother with a formal press release. Just give us a call. Shoot us an e-mail. We’ll make it easy, though we can’t guarantee fireworks and beer.