Journalists: make the most of your network
Just wanted to share a cool story treatment we tried out at Viking FM last week – which shows the power of using your wider network.
Last week it was our turn to share, as a small walkout in North-East Lincolnshire (in the southern half of our patch) became a national workers’ strike. I spent Thursday morning at the picket line between the police and the protesters.
I’ve covered many protests, but this one had a real anger to it. It was like something out of the “Winter of Discontent”.
The result was this ‘tour of the UK’ style package at 1 o’clock which took our listeners to different picket lines in just over a minute.
It was sent and broadcast to other stations across the UK too, and really shows the importance of a well used network.
Of course the internet these days provides journalists with an almost unlimited network of people to link up with.