James Crisp. Freelance journalist in Brussels.

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You can quote me on this

Giving a journalist a quote is a communications opportunity but instead of seizing this chance, too many organisations serve up dull, turgid waffle.

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s the story?

What makes a good news story? More or less the same things that make a good book, play or film.

July 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Turn your email subject lines into headlines

Journalists get more press releases sent to them every day than they can ever read.

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

What journalists really think

  There are communications professionals who are afraid to ask journalists what they need to write a story.

February 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Experienced freelance journalist for hire

I am an experienced British journalist based in Brussels, and available for freelance journalism, writing, editing, media training and moderation. See my LinkedIn page for my CV and follow me … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Communications work for the EVCA

When I was media manager for the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, my work included writing and editing press releases, speeches, blogs and publications such as the Annual Report … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Capital rules for workplace pensions on hold

The European Commission has decided to put on hold plans for strict capital adequacy rules on workplace pensions that would have put many people’s retirement at risk. They would have … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Venture capital investment grows innovative start-ups

Venture capital investment can help innovative start-ups, encouraging them to expand into new international markets and grow as companies. We caught up with Dr Julie Curran, of Scottish Equity Partners … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

ESMA boss: Europe needs alternatives to bank finance

Steven Maijoor, the chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), said supervisors and policymakers were looking for alternatives to bank finance, such as private equity investment, to help … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Policymakers can help venture capital bring innovation to the market

Venture capital has an important role in bringing innovation to the market and it’s up to policymakers to create an environment which allows this to happen. That’s the view of … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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