Interviewee Kayleigh Watson, who was featured in the Daily Mail piece recently about single mums, appeared in the paper again today. This time I spoke to her mum and gran, who were also single mums about how these days there is no stigma to being unmarried when you have a child (unlike in gran’s case when it brought shame on the family). Kayleigh’s story was placed with a news story about the growth of single parenthood through the generations. Kayleigh is pictured with her mum, Pauline and gran, Jane as well as one of Kayleigh’s two children.
Kayleigh is one of many interviewees whose story is placed not once but twice (and often more!)
For more interesting reading – and to see the variety of publications that interviewee’s stories went to last year go to – www.featureworld.co.uk/recent-stories2009.html
Two of my ladies appeared in the Daily Mail‘s discussion article about single mums on Saturday. This story followed research published earlier in the week that more teenage girls are choosing to have a baby. Various reasons were given, from wanting to leave home to needing something of their own to love (without any interference from a dad.)
It certainly made an interesting read.
Kayleigh and Joanna, the mums featured, had applied to be in newspaper and magazine articles through my Featureworld Casting Directory. This is a unique service where people can sign up for free alerts about stories I am currently researching. They then choose which features they want to contribute to – and are paid for their time.
If you would like the chance to give your view in a magazine, newspaper or even on TV – but don’t have a story to sell – the Featureworld Casting Directory could work for you.
To find out more go to: http://www.featureworld.co.uk/get_on_tv.html