There are generally two slow times when it comes to news. Perhaps we should say "slower" times because the 24-hour news cycle never really stops.
One is in August, when the President, Congress and just about everybody else is on vacation. Other than crime, hurricanes and the occasional scandal, these can be pretty slow news days.
The other time is Christmas. Most public agencies and many companies go into slow-mo during the last two weeks of December and first week of January. That opens the door for news stories that might not generate much interest at many other times of the year.
Here's what you can do now to take advantage of this opportunity.