It’s been two months since we launched the free journalist enquiry service for charities initiative. The uptake has been even better than we expected. As of today 178 UK registered charities are receiving journalist request notifications – with new charities joining every day.
Media coverage opportunities
We’ve had some great feedback, for example: “Dot Star Media offers a simple, user friendly service which has allowed us to identify opportunities for our campaigns, which we were previously unable to benefit from due to limited resource to search for opportunities” – Franchesca Allen, Macmillan Cancer Support.
More feedback on the Dot Star Media ‘for charities’ page.
Keyword filtering saves time
Charities often support a single and specific cause. When it comes to monitoring #journorequest (and other hashtags and tweets by journalists) for media coverage opportunities, having a focus on a specific cause inevitably means that most requests are irrelevant. The keyword filtering option “is great because it aggregates all the journalist requests that are specifically relevant to you, so you don’t have to trawl through Twitter and wade through irrelevant content.” – Sarah Swaysland, The Volunteer idea
Journalists seeking comment
Journalists seeking comment from charities – and other organisations, such as universities, PR firms and businesses – can submit detailed and direct requests for free using this submit form: dotstar.media/submit (we also scan Twitter for requests posted there)
Charities looking for media coverage
Charities interested in trying the service for themselves can register here: dotstar.media/charities