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
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If you fail to establish or indicate your preferred speaking arrangement before you begin speaking with a reporter, the reporter is likely to presume your conversation is ON THE RECORD and REPORTABLE.
This means that 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.*
Watch the following clip and understand that A Miner Detail’s team would rather go to jail than reveal a source.
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 an 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.