When we partner with a station we work to get in on the news flow of the local newsmakers including fire, sheriff, mayor’s office and school boards to name just a few. With some of our current clients we have established as many as 100 news sources we check on a regular basis. We also capture the news flow, such as emails and faxes, that comes into your station.
If you have a pre-existing partnership with a local television station or newspaper we can work in concert with that relationship to your benefit. When using their content, we are happy to credit them when needed, and even use their talent in voicers and wraps, or even short interviews if they are open to such a working relationship.
In addition to what you may send us in the way of story ideas, email or fax releases, and newsmaker audio from your long-form programs, we also maintain a list of dozens of websites. We include blogs about your area, Wikipedia articles about your home and adjacent cities/counties, and numerous searches for references made to any town in your coverage area. We also include on this list your local city, county and state government pages and the web pages of your representatives to the state legislature and Congress as appropriate. Due to the additional time needed, beat calls are an extra-cost, optional component of our <strong>Virtual Newsroom</strong> service level.