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John Campanelli Plain Dealer

John Campanelli, reporter
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John Campanelli primarily covers human interest stories and trends in sports, business or music. However, he says he will write about anything that is of interest to him and to Cleveland readers. When possible, story ideas should have a local angle.

Prior to pitching Campanelli, be sure to research the kinds of stories he writes and become familiar with the publication. Send all pitches via e-mail. Campanelli advises PR professionals not to make “blind” phone pitches. “It’s difficult to jump back in when you’re disturbed like that,” he says. “That’s why I prefer e-mail – you can go through all those at a set time.” Follow-up calls are not necessary unless he requests them. He does not have a specific deadline, but the sooner he receives information, the better.

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