Help a Reporter Out

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Help a Reporter Out (HARO) is an online service set up for journalists to quickly gather feedback from the public. It is designed to enable journalists to connect with people who have expertise or experience in particular issues, so that journalists can obtain valuable advice and quotes for stories they are covering.[1] It was founded as a Facebook group in 2008 by Peter Shankman and was later turned into a mailing list claiming over 100,000 members. In June 2010, HARO was acquired by Vocus, Inc.[2][3]


  1. ^ Pfeifer, William. "How to Become a Media Source for Legal News Articles and Gain Free Publicity", Law Practice Management
  2. ^ van Buskirk, Eliot (September 14, 2009). "‘Help a Reporter Out’ Crowdsources News Sources". Condé Nast Digital. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  3. ^ Buley, Taylor (8 September 2009). "Million-Dollar Crowd Sourcing". Retrieved 2009-09-23. 

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