Free journalist request service for charities
Increase media coverage for your charity. Help journalists by sharing your expertise. Provide comments, quotes, case studies and statistics for news articles and features.
Requests from top media outlets
Receive media request notifications from journalists who write for high profile national and regional broadcast, print and online media – as they happen.
This word cloud is sourced from the submitter biographies of recent journalist requests distributed by Dot Star Media. It shows the most frequently mentioned media outlets and publishers – the kinds of media where charities have the chance to gain valuable coverage.
Easy to use
Requests are delivered as simply formatted emails. Individual journalist enquiry notifications include the full request, submitter’s name, biographical information and reply options. You don’t need to log onto our website to reply to a journalist.
Media opportunities without the noise
On a typical day more than 80% of the traffic on #journorequest is noise.
We streamline the best journalist requests to your inbox, Teams, or Slack channels. You can focus on media relations rather than wading through spam.
Enquiry volumes across all 29 topics are currently around 400 requests per week – all from verified journalists writing for established media outlets.
Topics, digests and keyword filtering
You may need to work on different campaigns, in different sectors, at different times. You can change your charity’s media request topics to match your current campaigns whenever you like.
If individual requests are too much, receive periodic digest alerts. Or for total control, setup keyword filtering and only receive requests that include words on your keyword list.
Completely free for charities
The media works better when it includes a diverse range of voices. Charities, especially smaller ones, often can’t afford the fees for traditional media request services – and are denied a voice. We want to help change that by making Dot Star Media available free for registered charities.
Journalists also benefit from a media request service that provides access to a range of sources with a good balance of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
Dot Star Media is run by Jonathan Tullett and Dan Griffiths. After decades in the industry developing tools for the PR and journalism industries – including the ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service, Dan and Jonathan launched Dot Star Media to provide a new approach to targeted media request monitoring. The intention is that the free service for qualifying charities will be available indefinitely.
Free of charge for qualified registered charities