How To Be A Great Source!

For bloggers, journalist, student’s, and others to write articles, report, and more they need folks just like you to share your experiences and knowledge. (Grandparents have a special palace in our hearts. If you are over the age of 65 please see this section of our blog.)

What do you get in return?

First you get a fun email from us each week. You are automatically entered into our drawings. When you respond to an ad and it is used, you will be recognized in the article or project.

How do you respond to an ad?

The ad will tell you what they are looking for and how to respond best for the article or project. A link to the blog is available so you can click on the blog and find out more about the blog.

Respond with your experience, a headshot, links to your business or what the ad ask for you to provide. If your information is shared, they will respond back and provide a link to the article or project so you can share with your friends, family, or customers.

Please respond with a personal email if the information needed is not business related.

If you are a government employee your email is likely subject to state open records laws and anyone can peek inside your work email with a request. Please consider setting up an entirely new email account to communicate with us.

Other good tips on being a good source.

· Let reporters know the best time to reach you and a contact phone number.

· Do not make something up. You are being used as a source and will probably be quoted. This means what you write will be copied, pasted, quotation marks and you name! If your information is not true and someone questions the information, you could be in some serious trouble.

· Make sure photos are in the highest resolution as possible.

· For helping journalists during breaking news events check out these nine additional tips.

Got a question for Be A Source?

Send it our way! We love getting positive praise to so do not forget to tell us what you like about the things we are doing. Email us at If we know the answer you will get a response as quick as we can. If we do not know the answer it may take a few days to respond.

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