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7 Ways to Get the Press Coverage You Want Swamping journalists with an endless stream of press releases won't get you the coverage you want. Instead, get creative to get our attention.

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Illustrations by Dongyun Lee
Illustrations by Dongyun Lee

As journalists, we hear this question from entrepreneurs all the time: "How can I convince you to write a story about my business?" The simple answer: Get our attention.

In 1939, a pastry company hired a man to eat 13 donuts while hanging upside-down on a plank extended from the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper. Given American litigiousness, a stunt like that wouldn't work today--but we'd want to write about it if it did.

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