What Makes a Good Story?
If something is happening that would prompt you to share it with friends, family, or advisory board members after the fact, that’s a good sign that it’s something you should tell us about!
What's the story idea? What is happening? Who is involved? How did the story come about?
What makes this story special? If you were a reporter, would you be interested in this story, and why?
The Media Authorization for Patient/Client/Participant – MR-0180 (patient media release) must be filled out completely according to the instructions.
Please plan to take a couple of photos of the patient, event , etc. As a reminder, everyone pictured will need to be identified from left to right with full names, titles and their relationship to the patient (e.g., wife or social worker), and they will all need to sign our photo release form
Here are some tips for taking photos:
CROPPING - Get as close as you can to the patient/group while ensuring they are all in the shot.
LIGHT - Do not take photos in front of windows, into the sun or in front of televisions that are on. Instead, reposition group, close the blinds or turn off the tv. Otherwise, try to get as much light or natural light into the shot as possible.
BACKGROUND - Be mindful of the background. Good: flags, plain walls. Bad: garbage cans, open doors, personal items such as Depends packages or urinals, etc.
CHECK THE SHOT - Always immediately check the photo on your camera to see if you need to re-take it: Are their eyes open? Is the picture in focus? Is it too light or too dark? Does everyone have pleasant expressions on their faces?
RESOLUTION - If you are using a traditional digital camera, be sure you take photos at the highest resolution setting. If you are using a smartphone, upload the photos at the "actual resolution" or the highest resolution possible.
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