Dot Star Media is a journalist enquiry service. We connect journalists with sources, and then get out of the way.
- Journalists: Your media requests – for comment, content, samples, interviews – get sent to a diverse range of sources.
- Subscribers: You receive prompt, personalised journalist request alerts. Reply to earn media coverage and links.
Journalist request service
Hello and welcome! We are Jonathan Tullett and Dan Griffiths, the founders of Dot Star Media. We’ve seen first-hand how journalists use Twitter to post media requests – but the platform can be noisy and chaotic for both journalists and sources. This makes identifying the best media coverage opportunities – and there are many – a difficult and time consuming task. Both businesses and the media can miss out as a result, and we want to help fix that.
We provide an efficient way of monitoring, receiving and responding to the best journalist requests on Twitter without having to spend hours wading through noise and spam. We do this with a mixture of automation technology and human oversight to identify, classify and deliver quality media coverage opportunities from verified journalists – all in the shortest possible time.
Our subscribers are typically media relations professionals, digital PR experts, businesses doing their own PR, universities and charities.
The journalist requests we distribute are sourced from Twitter or directly submitted on this journalist enquiry form. Thanks to automated processing the majority of alerts are delivered to subscribers in less than 30 seconds from the journalist posting their request. This gives our subscribers the best chance of making an early response and winning coverage.
Dot Star Media has chosen to focus its service on supporting journalists working on independent editorial and helping media relations professionals win ‘earned’ media coverage. For this reason Dot Star Media enquiry feeds will generally exclude requests from lifestyle bloggers and other influencers.
Doing our bit
- The Dot Star Media journalist enquiry service is free of charge to qualifying charities – to help charities get their message out.
- Our servers run on renewable hydro-power hosted by Hetzner – to reduce our carbon footprint.
- We pledge to donate 1% of Dot Star Media profits to tree planting initiatives – because trees are wonderful.
We are a small team – but can claim a combined experience in the journalist enquiry service business in excess of 40 years. We were both part of the team that built and developed the ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service; Jonathan designed the systems architecture powering the service and Dan was Managing Director until October 2018.
What do you think?
The Dot Star Media Request Service works as either a standalone service providing you with a reliable source of high-profile media coverage opportunities, or complementing an existing traditional media enquiry service. But don’t take our word for it. See what subscribers are saying then take a free trial. Do let us know what you think.
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