Angry journalists… and more on Twitter

The Bad Pitch blog has unearthed a fascinating site I hadn’t heard of before: which provides a welcome facility for journalist to vent about what’s bugging them.

While there’s plenty of venting about PR, I was actually surprised there wasn’t more.  Unfortunately the site is anonymous and there’s no tags or categories so you just have to wade through the comments, but it’s an interesting browse…

PR people who don’t do their research. They insist on wasting my time to promote their pathetic story which if they knew ANYTHING about our paper would know that we’re not interested at all. As well as asking if I would like to meet with a representative from their organisation when they visit a town four hours away from me.

They’re probably getting paid more than me too…bastards.


Kevin Dugan who runs the Bad Pitch blog, has also pulled together an incredibly detailed list of links to resources and tips on Twitter.  The depth of the tools, tips, workarounds took me a little by surprise, but then I’m still struggling with twitter.

2 thoughts on “Angry journalists… and more on Twitter

  1. Interesting Comment. I must admit that as a former journalist, I used to feel the same way. Nothing bothered me more than an irrelevant press release by someone in PR. However, now that I AM NOW a PR consultant…I have a little bit more sympathy and a greater understanding about BOTH sides of the business. But it’s always good to get a reminder every now and then.

    Shani Blount

  2. Shani,

    Yes there are two sides to every story (as you probably know very well :-) ) but the PR profession still has a lot of improvements to make to the process of targeting and pitching – and I think in the world of the dreaded “Web 2.0” it’s only going to get worse!


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