Making News

A Straight-Shooting
Guide to Media Relations

by David Henderson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/2/2008

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9780595821822
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781583484685

About the Book

Making News: A Straight-Shooting Guide to Media Relations is an insider's look at today's changing news media with essential tips for:

  • How to ensure your story will be chosen as today's news
  • How to gain credibility and achieve effective coverage
  • How to better communicate with reporters, editors and producers
  • How to use media coverage to build a distinctive brand image

From the perspective of an accomplished expert and with advice from leading journalists, Making News provides a deeper understanding of how the news business functions, how journalists judge the value of a legitimate story and how you can communicate with the media to achieve outstanding results.


"Public relations is never as easy as it looks. So you are lucky to be reading this book, for few know PR as well as David Henderson. A skilled correspondent and a gifted man, David knows both sides of the process of delivering a message."
-Harry Smith
CBS News

"David Henderson has worked both sides of the street-as a reporter and an advocate. He has that double advantage of knowing a story and knowing how to sell it."
-Richard Serrano
Los Angeles Times

About the Author

David Henderson is a writer, veteran public relations agency executive and Emmy Award-winning former CBS News correspondent. He is a keynote speaker at strategic communications and media relations workshops and a lecturer at the University of Virginia. Henderson lives in Alexandria, Virginia.