Class: News Media Relations Training
Course Length: 2 Days Nov. 19-20, 2015 8 am – 5 pm Cost: $295.
Host and Training Location: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
921 N. Davis St Bldg. E Jacksonville, FL 32209
In light of the Officer Involved Shooting in Ferguson, MO and Officer Deaths in New York, this may be the most relevant, timely and valuable training you will ever receive. This class is taught by 2 instructors who were on the ground in both Ferguson and New York during and following the most recent breaking news events.
This class is geared for: Police, Public Information Officers, Command Staff, Trainers, Community Relations Personnel, Firefighters and anyone else who deals with the News Media . This fast-paced, hands-on, interactive training is designed to help Law Enforcement communicate effectively with the Media and Public, both routinely and during times of crisis. In addition to instruction, an assortment of video clips demonstrating both good and bad media relations incidents are projected on-screen. The class is conducted by Emmy Award Winning veteran broadcast news reporter Russell Ruffin who has worked with both Fox News and NBC, covering such stories as the Fall of the Soviet Union, Columbine High School Shootings, the 9-11 Attack, Oklahoma City Bombing, as well as Police and Fire beats.
Class Participation: LIVE On-Camera
To make the experience more realistic, a full-size TV News camera is brought in so that everyone in the class can practice before a LIVE camera. Breaking News Simulations are run and each student goes before the LIVE camera for interviews and news conferences. The instructor and the rest of the class act as reporters by asking tough questions. Participants are given an objective critique, along with a DVD video of their performance.
Lessons Learned from Ferguson and Staten Island
Holding an Effective News Conference/Interview
Keeping Your Media Message On Track
News Release Writing and Distribution
Becoming More Proactive and Less Reactive
Using the Social Media to Your Advantage
Turning Negative Press into Positive Press
Creating a More Positive Public Image
Managing Tricky Questioning
Handling Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters
Creating and Distributing Your Own Sound Bites and Interviews
Projecting the Proper Body Language
Materials Provided: 128 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook. DVD video of on-camera practice.
Maximum Class Size: 25 To Register: (hyperlink) http://www.PublicSafetyMediaTraining.com
For any questions or to register by phone: 303-470-0716
Seminar Cancellation Policy:
We provide a full refund for our Training Class if we are given at least 14 day’s notice. We provide a 50% refund for cancellations made between 13 and 7 days of the class. There is no refund for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to a class. You will still be permitted to reassign your seat to someone, or you may attend any future class in any region of the country without any additional charge.
Here is a list of nearby hotels provided by our host FDLE:
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 32202
Tel: +1 904 588 1234
Crowne Plaza Jacksonville –Riverfront
1201 Riverplace Blvd. Jacksonville, FL
Toll free 800.593.5690
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown I-95
1331 Prudential Drive
Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown Southbank
1201 Kings Avenue,
Jacksonville, Florida, 32207,
245 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202