Pre May Crown Thoughts
Now that the tourney season is upon us, there are many more instances of media attention as we move out into the public demo and tourney season. Even a martial arts practice in a local park may bring a reporter or two. I have added a new document in Helpful Hints to clarify (I trust) authorized media contacts, speaking at public meetings, and some other observations on quotes, misquotes, and where reporters do their story research (surprise! The same resources that we use ourselves).
I myself have been on both the giving and receiving end of journalistic misquotes. As you encounter your local media, please remember to treat then with every courtesy. Remember, they are often working under tight deadlines, and I know from personal experience, my accuracy decreases when I am in a rush.