As the whole world’s media is focused on reporting on the global pandemic coronavirus, its our job as communicators and PRs to help our clients navigate through and see how it might relate to them and their industry – and how we might create content that’s relevant to them!
The good news is that not every journalist or media outlet wants constant Covid-19 related pitches – so we’ve put a compilation of journalists (by industry) looking for stories that are virus free. Hurrah!
At this strange time, PRs and journalists can come together! So we’re also looking for more requests – if you’re looking for other content or spot something, send us a DM on Twitter (they’re open!) or email email@example.com.
— Felicity Cross (@fliccross) March 17, 2020
A lot of the news right now is scary and a bit overwhelming. So if you’ve got a happy, inspiring or quirky news story and you want to share some joy, get in touch. We all need something to make us smile. #journorequest
— Rachael McMenemy (@RachMcMenemy) March 17, 2020
Morning, folks. We agreed as a team yesterday that our features team will try to avoid the virus to focus on finding amazing people & their stories providing you with uplifting distractions & inspiration.
— James Mitchinson (@JayMitchinson) March 18, 2020
Call out for content! We are always looking for great content. If you’d like to write a guest post for us, please get in contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).
— Lou (@WomanReadyBlog) March 17, 2020
Some work news – pesky coronavirus has cut my sabbatical a month short, so I am back on the @PA_Real_Life desk. If you have strong real life tale – particularly something uplifting and quirky, which I think we all need right now – contact email@example.com #journorequest
— Erin Cardiff (@erincardiff) March 19, 2020
Looking for uplifting or emotional or unusual stories for feature pitches- pls email me if you have an idea #journorequest @PressPlugs #themediaexpress @JournoLinkMedia @JournoRequests
— Helena Pozniak (@helenapozniak) March 19, 2020
Now more than ever there’s a thirst to read non CV , feel- good stories . Relationships, kids, pets, cars, food….,whatever it is that brings colour to your world. If you have a lovely story to tell, I’d like to hear about it . So do get in touch . #journorequest
— Angela Epstein (@adepstein1) March 21, 2020
Trying to keep spirits up. Do you have any upbeat/happy story you would like to share in the national press? #journorequest
— RACHEL TOMPKINS (@rachtompkins) March 22, 2020
OK Yorkshire, here’s my challenge. I want as much non-coronavirus-related news as I can find. PR teams, big opportunity here for you to showcase interesting and genuine activity with your clients. Our readers don’t just want to read Covid-19 stuff. Now is your chance to shine.
— Mark Casci (@MarkCasci) March 23, 2020
Looking for NON Coronavirus stories that will make me smile. Bring out your #HAPPY stories – for newspapers and magazines £££ fee paid on publication. Please RT #journorequest #tellyourstory #ithappenedtome
— Karen Pasquali Jones (@KarenPJ) March 24, 2020
Anyone have some lovely non corona related stories they want to share? Looking for nice love stories/weight loss/human interest etc. Please feel free to send case studies to firstname.lastname@example.org #journorequest #PRrequest
— Harriet Whitehead (@Harrietw_PA) March 24, 2020
— Laura Frances (@Laurafrancesxxx) March 25, 2020
On the hunt for NON coronavirus stories. Something uplifting perhaps. Anything out of the ordinary will be considered for newspapers and magazines and fee paid on publication. Please RT. Thank you #journorequest #ithappenedtome #tellyourstory
— Liam McInerney (@_LiamMcInerney) March 25, 2020
Keep the positive spotlight news coming pals: email@example.com – we’re trying to share one good news story daily #journorequest
— Angelica Malin (@jellymalin) March 25, 2020
Do you have any happy non-coronavirus related news in the midst of this pandemic?
I’m looking for non-virus related stories to keep up our spirits!
My DMs are open #journorequest
— Nadine Batchelor-Hunt | נדין ציפורה (@nadinebh_) March 25, 2020
— Emily Hall (@JournalistEmily) March 29, 2020
Looking for lots of strong and positive real life stories – female only – fee paid. #journorequest
— Louisa Gregson (@LouisaGregson) April 5, 2020
I’m struggling to write anything that isnt coronavirus related. There must be other things happening! #journorequest
— Samantha Campbell (@IamSamCampbell) April 6, 2020
Lordy, yes please! Anything money related please.
— John Fitzsimons (@JohnTheJourno) March 18, 2020
Regional / community
#journorequest Lincolnshire! With all the focus on coronavirus, I’m worried that localised community stories might be getting lost. So, if there’s something going on in your area, or an issue unrelated to coronavirus you’d like to chat about, please get in touch!
— Emily White_LE (@EmilyWhite_LE) March 18, 2020
#PR teams! At @House_of_Coco we are still publishing #travel content. We want to offer people escapism! We believe this is the best thing to do as we also have an in-house wellness advisor offering content helpful for this pandemic. So keep emailing us client bits! #journorequest
— Caoilfhionn Rose (@CaoilfhionnRose) March 17, 2020
Favourite travel books / books about travelling? For an article! #journorequest
— Stuart Kenny (@StuartKenny) March 19, 2020
Hello Travel PRs! It’s a weird time to be working in travel but I’m still going to be writing lots of content about the beautiful places in the world – so releases and suggestions are still, as ever, always welcome. #travel #journorequest
— Julie Delahaye (@Julie_Delahaye) March 19, 2020
Looking for the UK’s best hidden beaches for a national paper – any recs welcome #journorequest
— Rebecca Barnes (@RebeccaBjourno) March 20, 2020
Meehika can be reached on: firstname.lastname@example.org
#journojobs I’m a (usually) travel writer based in #Greece. As of today, (23Mar) country is in full lockdown – permissions needed to leave house.
Very smart move.
Get in touch if interested in discussing story angles #journorequest #prrequest #travelwriter
— Rebecca Hall (@BeyondBex) March 23, 2020
Happy #TravelTuesday, world. I’m writing a piece about improving #inclusivity and #accessibility in travel — please let me know about any #travel heroes when it comes to improving access to quality travel experiences, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, religion #journorequest
— Juliet Kinsman (@JulietKinsman) March 31, 2020
Looking to speak to a tour guide specialising in wildlife safaris or a conservation expert for a feature on my blog. Send me a message if that’s you, my DMs are open! #journorequest #prrequest #safari #wildlife #conservation
— Lauren | The Planet Edit 🌍 (@laurenpears_) April 1, 2020
Looking for original travel feature ideas – not just UK-focused. Need inspiring, bucketlist, planning for future, retrospective and funny feature ideas. Have budget. Help! #journorequest
— Lisa Minot (@lisaminot) April 6, 2020
Business / tech / fintech / cybersecurity
Hello #Bristol and #SouthWest business peeps. I am looking for POSITIVE #business stories! I know this is a v. difficult time but I also know how resilient the business community is in this region. And I would love to hear about any non-coronavirus-related things you are up to!
— Hannah Baker (@Hannahjbaker) March 18, 2020
Ben can be found here.
Mary-Ann can be found here.
Contact Charlie on: email@example.com
— ARletstweet (@ARletstweet) March 23, 2020
— Katie Kelly (@brunty7) March 23, 2020
Hi – looking to speak to a cyber security expert ASAP for a piece – DM only please, no email. Thank you! #journorequest
— Bianca Barratt (@bianca_barratt) March 25, 2020
— Hazel Davis (@hazedavis) March 25, 2020
— Zoë Baptie (@Zoe_WithDots) March 27, 2020
There’s a lot of news at the moment that’s less than uplifting – so I want to share your positive business stories!
If you have a growth story about a business based in London, Yorkshire or the North East, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org #journorequest
— Chloe Shakesby (@BdailyChloe) March 31, 2020
— David 🖋 (@JayVeeDeeVee) April 2, 2020
— Mimi (@MimiBmmj) March 26, 2020
— David 🖋 (@JayVeeDeeVee) April 1, 2020
#journorequest Who should I be speaking to about Tik Tok’s impact on pop music/culture? Long time since I sent one of these, so help me out Twitter, I’d appreciate it.
— Alex Taylor (@Tayloredword) April 4, 2020
The @YahooStyleUK shopping team is going to do what they can to promote small/indy brands during this difficult time. We would love to hear which small brands you love shopping online. Drop us an email on email@example.com #journorequest
— Alison Coldridge (@AlisonColdridge) March 18, 2020
Looking to speak to people about their different tips/advice regarding sustainable shopping and how to shop more ethically. Experts welcome! Please get in touch if you’d be able to help #journorequests #journorequest
— Lucy Pearson (@chicsustainably) March 23, 2020
Looking for young digital and fashion entrepreneurs to appear on a live broadcast #journorequest
— Jade Parkinson-Hill (@MissJadeMoon) March 30, 2020
Charity / third sector
— Laura Abernethy (@LauraJAbernethy) April 2, 2020
Food and drink
Looking for pitches for a new #foodmagazine under sections ‘Recipes’ ‘Restaurants’ ‘Stories’ 🍽️ slide-y slide into my DMs to pitch/find out more.#journorequest #foodwriting #freelance #newmagazine #Foodie
— Amelia Louise (@meeleelou) March 18, 2020
— Kat May Romero (@KatMayRomero) March 25, 2020
— Julia Vlasova (@Julia_Vl_) April 1, 2020
— Lauren Kate Hughes (@LaurenKHughes) April 1, 2020
Hey Twitter. I’m on the hunt for home brewing (wine and beer!) experts to chat too for a feature – get in touch. I’m on firstname.lastname@example.org #journorequest
— Ally Head ✨ (@AllyHead) April 3, 2020
— Scarlett Wrench (@ScarlettWrench) April 3, 2020
Looking for another interior designer to comment on bathroom trends – unfortunately my previous contact can no longer help! For national and lifestyle press. DM me if you can help please! #journorequest #prrrequest https://t.co/fjgRWYM1EU
— Amy Irvine (@amyirvine322) March 25, 2020
Feel guilty asking for this #journorequest but i’m sure everyone would appreciate a distraction from “the virus” .. I am going to try my best to continue my feature on #ecoanxiety in the UK (Particularly children) so need a rant? Get in touch!
— Georgina (@GeorgieTruss) March 24, 2020
Feel free to send us anything you see!
We’re putting together a quick roundup of journalists like @fliccross keen for stories other than those about You Know What for PRs. Hopefully it’s helpful for all in weird times.
Journos – make yourself known! & if you’ve seen other tweets/requests like Felicity’s, let me know https://t.co/9oEfOfJeQc
— Rich Leigh (@RichLeighPR) March 18, 2020