Welcome to Episode #19 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. In this episode, Arizona Republic reporter Scott Craven describes his life as a writer with the fortunate job of exploring Arizona, from the  burros of Oatman to the mines of Bisbee, to let readers know the marvels of the state in which they live.

Listen to the Audio

Some of the key takeaways from Scott are:

  • How he finds the strange, hidden and quirky places and people he writes about
  • Descriptions of some of the most interesting stories of his 37-year writing career
  • Advice to budding journalists
  • How not to pitch journalists

Read the Transcript

You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here:

Episode 19 Scott Craven transcript

Links & Resources

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The cowboy way: Upredictable mules vital to survival in Arizona’s remote Saguaro National Plark

More of Scott Craven’s reporting at The Arizona Republic

Dead Jed: Adventures of a Middle School Zombie: Volume 1

About Dana Dobson

Dana Dobson is CEO of Dana Dobson Public Relations, a boutique PR firm that helps businesses with creative publicity campaigns and business building content strategies. She is an award-winning B-2-B business writer, specializing in producing compelling, persuasive content for businesses in the services sector. She is the creator of the PR Breakthrough Publicity workshop series, an online training program that teaches you how to launch your own successful publicity campaigns, and she is also the host of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast, featuring interviews with top media talent. Dana speaks frequently on building market presence for executive and subject matter experts, demystifying media relations and how to write effectively.

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