Media contacts database


Media contacts database

A Media Contacts Database is a media database that is specific for people in the media, most commonly journalists. A Media Contacts Database consists mainly of a list of journalists (reporters, editors, publishers, contributors, free-lance journalists, TV show anchors, Radio show hosts, DJs etc.), and the media-type they work for.

A Media Contacts database usually contains the following information:

  • Full Name of the Media Contact,
  • The publication or channel they work for,
  • Designations (past and present),
  • Topics they cover, or their beat,
  • Contact Information found in public domains,
  • Online Presence like blogs and other social networking sites,
  • Education Information, etc.

Information available may be more or less, based on the research methods of the media research company that creates the database.

Overview

The Media Contacts Database is a PR tool that is used by PR professionals to pitch stories on a particular topic, product, or company to a specific group of journalists. These journalists would then write or speak about the particular topic in a relevant issue or episode of their shows.

A media contacts database allows a PR professional to gain easy access to hundreds of journalists within a short span of time. Media contacts database are created and sold by many media research companies that offer such PR software for professionals.


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