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Re: Tips For Talking to the Press?

Subject: Re: Tips For Talking to the Press?
From: "Peter Shute" pshute2
Date: Sun Jun 1, 2014 6:49 pm ((PDT))
If it was me then I'd be a bit worried they'd ask a question like "Why do y=
ou do this?" or "Why does it matter if we can hear just one distant plane h=
igh in the sky?" and I wouldn't know the answer, so I'd be trying to guess =
what they might ask.

Peter Shute

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> > Now something truly unexpected has come up, and I'm hoping
> for some guidance. Because I know someone who knows someone
> else, the environmental reporter for the Las Vegas
> Review-Journal is coming to my house on Tuesday to ask me
> about my hobby of seeking quiet places in nature and recording them.
> Fred,
> Relax during the interview. Don't worry about what you are
> going to say, but try to give the reporter good basic
> material as they will probably rewrite some of it in their
> own style. I've worked extensively with journalists and
> married one. They don't all bite. :-)
> Talk about what sounds excite you and the "lift" you get from
> listening to quiet sounds. I know what I would say - that we
> need to preserve our wild places which are so easily lost or
> contaminated, not least by unwanted noise.
> Talk about your quiet places. The joy of silence. Think about
> quirky anecdotes or things that have surprised you, but don't
> prepare something to say. Journalists are trained at
> questioning and bringing out good stuff. If you don't like
> something, say so.
> Have you read any of the environmental stuff in the Las Vegas
> Review-Journal?
> David Brinicombe

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