This week we brought back the #muckedup chat to a new time and day and decided to cover the contentious issue of quote approval.
We had participants from a lot of major news outlets and made so much noise that the chat became the top trending topic on Muck Rack on Tuesday. Which means you guys rock!
Thank you to everyone who came and helped make the chat a roaring success. Below is a taste of some of the best comments from the chat.
Q2: Have you ever been asked by a source to approve your quote before it ran? What did you do? How do you say no?
Q4. Does it matter who asks for quote approval? Should it? Is access worth it?
Q5: Tell us about some of your experience navigating through quote approval
Q5: Tell us about some of your experience navigating through quote approval #muckeup— Muck Rack (@muckrack) July 25, 2012
Catering to sources is a bad habit. Before you know it, you’re their PR person. #muckedup— Luis Gomez (@RunGomez) July 25, 2012
Q7: How do you deal with sources who ask you to clean up quotes and make them sound intelligent? Seriously?
Q8: Is quote splicing acceptable? Do you share people’s quotes with them before publication, and if so, how?
— Elana Zak (@elanazak) July 25, 2012
Again, thank you to everyone who joined #muckedup this week. We’ll be chatting again next Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.