10 Tips on How to Speak to the Media

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Last updated on: October 27, 2020
The news world is fast-paced, and it can be challenging to speak to a journalist if you have never done it before. While the press provides a public service and strives for fairness and accuracy in their reporting, a person in direct contact with the media should be as prepared as possible.
10 Tips on How to Speak to the Media

As experienced online reputation management attorneys, we have helped over 2,500 clients put their best foot digital footprint forward. We know the ins and outs of dealing with media representatives and how to best preserve you or your business’s reputation.

To ensure that you or your business puts your best foot forward when speaking to the media (and reduce your chances of being misquoted) follow these ten tips:

  1. Know your deadline
  2. Ask for the questions ahead of time
  3. Understand the rules of media
  4. Practice, practice, practice!
  5. Avoid getting ambushed
  6. Never wing it, and do not ramble
  7. Avoid jargon and acronyms
  8. Tell the truth
  9. Avoid saying “‘no comment”
  10. Do not open yourself up to legal liability

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