Have you heard of google alerts? They’re easy, fun and going to get ya’ll started thinking about the media in your home turf!
Go to google.com and look at the top at the top of the screen. Move your eyes from the left to right and on the end you will find “more.” Click it. Then scroll down and click “EVEN MORE.” Excited yet?
This should have then opened a screen that shows a little golden bell in the top left corner titled “alerts.” Yes, click it!
Goggle alerts pull the language you enter from web sources (news) and email them to you in summaries. You control how often you receive them and the email address that you wish to use. Many of you probably already use google alerts to keep track of your interests.
Try several different variations and you can preview the results to the right. Smaller states might have less with larger states having more. This will serve as an excellent tool for you to start feeling out local media outlets and the types of stories covered. Have fun with it! We have media monitoring systems here in the big ‘ol HQ but often I find articles of interest happening in your local areas and email them directly to you using yes, the google. You can also check out what firms in your area might have going on media-wise.
Suggestions include “landscape architecture <insert state/city name>” “landscape design <insert state name>” “landscape architecture month” “landscapes <insert state name>” “ASLA <insert state name>”