Dave Fleet wonders whether the Web-generated 24-hour-news cycle is changing the old rules for timing pitches to reporters. It used to be we knew when reporters were likely to be on deadline and avoided calling them at those times.
Now reporters with both print and Web deadlines may be constantly busy, so when and how to contact them?
Is it time, Dave asks, to re-think the old rules around when to pitch print journalists?
The comments on his post indicate that he's picked a timely topic. One says, for instance, that reporters' attention is now geared to peak Internet-viewing times, not morning or afternoon deadlines as of old.