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Africa Press List - How to complete your profile as a journalist or blogger

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Some guidance for you how to complete your profile as a journalist or blogger. The Africa Press List offers a process flow which make it very easy for you te create a press release in line with international quality standards. You can distribute your press releases to more than 6,200 journalists and bloggers who are writing about Africa. You can specify your audience by among others the following selection keys: 4 languages, 30 fields of interests, 6 media channels, and 54 countries.

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Africa Press List - How to complete your profile as a journalist or blogger

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  2. 2. Journalist-blogger Manage and complete your profile The process 2
  3. 3. Journalist-blogger profile completion – How to complete your profile as a journalist or blogger go to www.africapresslist.com, click journalist login (right above) 3
  4. 4. Login as a journalist or blogger 4
  5. 5. You fill in your login details: your username or email and your password, then click login 5
  6. 6. You will see the following overview. Why is it important to make your profile as complete as possible? Clients/Users can search your profiles and contact you for commercial assignments. We would like you to enjoy this benefit. Therefore, please fill in your profile as complete as possible. Journalists or bloggers with complete profiles bigger than 50%, get free entrance tickets to Africa Networking Events. 6
  7. 7. Click the orange button to edit your profile, you can first edit your general and contact information 7
  8. 8. Then you can add your relevant website-, blog- and social- links. 8
  9. 9. Directly, under Your Positions you can add or change the media company you represent. 9
  10. 10. Here you can add one or more positions: like journalist, blogger, freelancer, editor in chief, photographer, camera man. You click the blue button “New Position”. 10
  11. 11. If you click “a Journalist working for and representing a publisher and/or medium?” you go to the screen where you can add or create the company that you represent with your account. Please note that you can hold more than one position, with more than one company. 11
  12. 12. If eg, the email address stand for the editorial department, could be an info@....com email address, the position you will choose is “media company”. 12
  13. 13. Check whether your company is already in the list. 13
  14. 14. If your company is not in the list, you will select “new company” and fill in the data of the new company. 14
  15. 15. You select your company, click add position and your profile is connected with your media company. 15
  16. 16. If you select new company, you can add the company data in the form below. Please note again that you can only select a company if you have selected as a position, either "media company“ (usual with info@-addresses), "editor in chief" or "journalist/reporter". 16
  17. 17. After you have filled in the necessary data, you can save your input by clicking the button “add position” 17
  18. 18. You can continue with adding profile information, by clicking edit profile right above. 18
  19. 19. Since you have completed your position, we assume you may want to go forward with the next subjects: Biography and fields of interest. Please click the fields of interest indicating about which subjects you blog, write or publish. Press releases are filtered accordingly. If you want all press releases, you can select “select all”. 19
  20. 20. In the text box “Bio” you can write something about yourself, something commercial, about your work, skills and achievements and for which jobs and assignments you can be contacted for. After finishing the completion of your profile by filling in the countries you include in your coverage, you can save/update your input by clicking the green button “update/save”. 20
  21. 21. There are two buttons, red and green, also visible at the vertical bar at the left side. With the green button “press releases” you can see which press releases are sent to you. 21
  22. 22. With this overview, you can see what press releases has been sent to you 22
  23. 23. With the red button “black list” you can see and edit which senders you have black listed, that is the senders of which you do not want to receive press releases from 23
  24. 24. Find the name of the sender and click the button : “blacklist” 24
  25. 25. If you are blogger and you have not filled in a blog site, clicking the green button “add your blog sites”. 25
  26. 26. Fill in the URL’s of your blog site(s) 26
  27. 27. Change Password: Click left above the button “change password”. Fill in your current password and then your new one (double entry). Click the button Change Password. 27
  28. 28. Change Email: Click left above the button “edit email”. Fill in your current email and then your new one (double entry). Click the button Validate. 28
  29. 29. Journalist-blogger Manage and complete your profile The end 29

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