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Put your turkey and your PR in the oven ahead of the holiday

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The secret to hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home is doing all the planning and preparations you can ahead of time. My mom, for example, sets the table the night before. The weekend before, she makes (and freezes) some of our favorite side dishes.  This makes the holiday a little less stressful.

For reporters and bloggers preparations for the holidays is no different. Most writers I work with end up filing stories in advance of taking off, so if you want to get some news coverage during the holidays, do your pitching now and make it easy. Continue reading

Good Luck, Fawn and Andrew!

The title of this post makes it sound like Fawn and Andrew are getting hitched. They’re not. But I want to wish both Fawn Johnson and Andrew Noyes well as they begin new jobs.

Fawn has covered the Federal Communications Commission and telecom issues in Congress for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for the last year or so.  She’s switched beats to cover the Securities and Exchange Commission which she will do ably.

Andrew is currently a reporter for Congress Daily covering IP issues, some telecom, and all kinds of tech policy issues. He’s moving into a job similar to mine — he’s going to manage public policy communications for the Washington, D.C. office of Facebook. Continue reading