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Email Editor in Chief Ryan Miner at Ryan@AMinerDetail.com or call/text him at (301) 991-4220. Ryan does not answer blocked phone numbers.
UNDERSTANDING HOW TO TALK TO A REPORTER
When contacting A Miner Detail with information or a scoop, please immediately establish whether the conversation is on the record, on background, not for attribution or off the record.
In case you unfamiliar familiar with the basic guidelines (the rules, so to speak) when speaking or emailing with a reporter, see the linked website; this site articulates the reporter-source relationship.
If you fail to establish or indicate your preferred speaking arrangement before you begin chatting with a reporter, said reporter presumes the conversation is ON THE RECORD and 100% REPORTABLE – meaning whatever information you share could be published and attributed to you.
*A Miner Detail protects its sources and their privacy. A Miner Detail will never reveal a source and will invariably protect a source’s personal privacy. No questions asked.
MARYLAND IS A TWO-PARTY CONSENT STATE
What does this mean?
In the state of Maryland, all parties to phone calls (and in-person conversations) must expressively consent to audio recording of any kind. If you intend to record a conversation, and if you are calling from outside Maryland, you must inform A Miner Detail that you intend to record or have already begun recording the conversation with an electronic device.
Should you decide to record the conversation without all-party consent, you may face civil and/or criminal penalties.
To learn more about audio recording phone conversations, please review this website.