Industry Insights: Simple Ways To Be Kinder To Each Other
Before I delve into this week's industry insights edition, let me first say I was FLOORED by the response to yesterday's email. I got hundreds of emails not only sharing stories of people's own personal struggles with anxiety and insomnia, but also sharing tactics that have been helpful for them.
I also was incredibly touched by the many (dozens, actually!) responses I got to yesterday's section asking for feedback about the daily format of my Substack. A few people commented it was especially meaningful to them because an email from me waiting in their inbox each morning felt, to them, like starting their day by having a cup of coffee with a friend. That's precisely what I'm hoping to do with this newsletter, and it means so much to me that that is what is happening. Message received! Daily is here to stay!
Since yesterday's email was partially about how things can be said in a way that makes a journalist (or a person, we're all just PEOPLE, here), feel crappy, I thought it may be fun to make today's industry insights edition about some simple ways that journalists and media can show kindness to one another.
It’s important to remember that one very important thing journalists and publicists have in common is that we are all educated and experienced in the field of communications. So, if we are supposedly communication experts, why are we sometimes so bad at effectively communicating with one another?
That’s what I hope to get into today!