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Dot Star Media launches free journalist request service for charities

Press Release: April 13, 2021

Media request monitoring and alerting service Dot Star Media announced today that it is making its service free of charge to UK and Irish registered charities.

Charity press officers use the Dot Star Media request service to receive and respond to journalist requests for comments, quotes, case studies and statistics for news articles and features.

Journalists and the media benefit from a media request service that provides access to a wide range of sources with a good balance of commercial and not-for-profit organisations participating.

Charities will have access to the full set of features, which include keyword filtering, digest options and delivery to Slack or Microsoft Teams. Dot Star Media allows charity press teams to receive a relevant feed of journalist request notifications without having to spend hours scouring social media.

Dan Griffiths, co-founder, said: "Journalists tell us they need a diverse range of voices. Charities (especially smaller ones) are often denied a voice because they can't afford the fees for traditional media request services. By offering Dot Star Media free to registered charities, we want to make a difference to as many people as possible."

Jonathan Tullett, co-founder, said: "Right from the beginning, we pledged a percentage of Dot Star Media's profits to green causes, because we want to build a socially and environmentally conscientious organisation. I strongly feel we should always be trying to do more and this is another step towards that goal."

Free access to Dot Star Media for charities will initially be limited to the first 1,000 qualifying charities registering.

Registered charities can sign up to try the service at https://dotstar.media/charities/

About Dot Star Media
Dot Star Media supports professional journalists and broadcasters by distributing their media requests to a diverse range of organisations. Charities, universities, businesses, and public relations professionals all benefit from an efficient way of monitoring, receiving, and responding to the best journalist requests shared on social media - without having to spend hours wading through noise and spam. The company was established in January 2021 by PRTech industry veterans Jonathan Tullett and Dan Griffiths. For more information visit https://dotstar.media/about

Dan Griffiths at Dot Star Media on +44 20 3745 2324 or [email protected] 

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Dan Griffiths

Tel: +442037452324

Email: [email protected]

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