your rights with the media

What are you rights when the media comes knocking? According to the Rockford Register Star, you should expect to have an engaging discussion, “beneficial to both parties, no matter what the topic is.”

What else? Apparently, when a reporter calls you, you have the right to:

  • Know the topic of the interview.
  • Know the angle of the story.
  • Know whom else the reporter is talking to.
  • Know who is conducting the interview.
  • Know where and when the interview will take place and how long the reporter expects to take.
  • Know when the story will run.

Are these “rights” or just a good to do list?

While none of these rights guarantee that you will like the end result of the interview, they will help prepare you for the discussion.

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