Reporters already are knocking off work for a long holiday weekend. TV assignment editors are searching everywhere for a good local angle to Memorial Day. News staffs are lean and will continue to be, straight through until Tuesday. But the print and broadcast media still need enough stories to fill all that airtime and all those news pages.
That’s good news for Publicity Hounds, especially if you have a Memorial Day-related story. This weekend is an ideal time to pitch. And your story doesn’t have to relate only to those who have served our country. Stories can include topics such as travel, gasoline prices, the beginning of summer, safety tips, graduation, the end of the school year, and anything related to the weather.
You probably won’t find regular beat reporters at their desks, but the weekend crews are often desperate for news.