Episode 15: Real-life journalist. Founder and editor of Lacuna Voices, Punteha van Terheyden

About this episode

Punteha van Terheyden is an expert on true life journalism. She has been writing and editing the so-called real-life sections of UK magazines for over a decade, including titles such as Take a Break and more

She set up Lacuna Voices, to challenge the traditional mould of the real life stories. Why, she asks, don’t the media take that many real life stories from men for instance?

We discuss why it’s time to challenge the traditional formula of what makes a story in the media; what PRs can add to a press release to get a story picked up; and why editorial teams have the worst reputation than any other industry for not replying to emails.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

For perfomance reasons we use Cloudflare as a CDN network. This saves a cookie "__cfduid" to apply security settings on a per-client basis. This cookie is strictly necessary for Cloudflare's security features and cannot be turned off.
  • __cfduid

Decline all Services
Accept all Services