Let's get one thing out of the way: A lot of things about the upcoming administration scare the shit out of me. But one of the most troubling is the President-elect's unwillingness to allow reporters follow his actions. Traditionally, a corps of reporters has followed the President's moves to report on meetings, health updates, and policy coming out of the White House. To paraphrase a wonderful Facebook post from a friend, it is entirely possible to influence what is run on even the most mainstream sites. Here are a few tips from Julie:
- I probably sound like a broken record, but speak up! If you want to see more of something or less of something else, let the publication know. Editors listen, and in the days of waning ad revenue, they want to know what gets your eyeballs onto their page.
- Stay away from fake news, especially to prove a point.
- If you can afford it, subscribe to publications that pay writers well and are fact-checked.
She's even put out a list of several of those publications on that Facebook post.