September 10, 2008
HARO
Posted by Gordon Smith

Yesterday I received a call from a reporter doing a story on trends in corporate governance. When reporters call, I react with some ambivalence. I don't mind helping reporters to understand the stories that they are pursuing, but I have no special desire to be quoted (or misquoted) in a news or magazine story. And the interviews inevitably take way more time than the final product implies. In short, I can think of many other ways that I would prefer to spend my time.

All of these thoughts passed through my mind when I read about Peter Shankman's service, "Help A Reporter Out." Of course, I signed up because I enjoy playing with new internet services, but this looks like a service that I may ditch rather quickly. So here's a little poll for our high-flying readership ...

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1. Posted by tRJ on September 10, 2008 @ 10:25 | Permalink

It's incredible how long an interview can take. And then to see one thing you said (mis)quoted in the final story definitely makes the whole endeavor pretty unsatisfying.

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