Omaha, NE - Sept. 20-21, 2018

Thursday, September 20 2018 8:00 AM - Friday, September 21 2018 5:00 PM [EST]

11616 Rainwood Rd., Omaha, NE, 68142, United States

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News Media Relations Class PARTIAL APPROVAL - $295.00

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Thursday, September 20 2018 8:00 AM - Friday, September 21 2018 5:00 PM [EST]

News Media Relations Training, 11616 Rainwood Rd., Omaha, NE, 68142, United States.

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Class:  News Media Relations Training

Course Length2 Days    Sept. 20-21, 2018      8 am – 5 pm       Cost:  $295.

Host and Training Location:  Omaha Public Safety Training Center
            11616 Rainwood Rd.,    Omaha, NE  68142

With the tragic Florida High School shootings, terrorist attacks and the senseless murder of police officers, our updated News Media Relations class may be the most relevant and valuable training you will ever receive.  This class is taught by 2 veteran news reporters, who regularly go to the scene of some of the nation’s major breaking news events such as San Bernardino, Dallas, Ferguson, Baltimore and Roseburg to keep our training the most up to date in America.

This class is geared for:  Public Information Officers, Command Staff, Trainers, Community Relations Personnel 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 and author 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 and the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Class Participation: LIVE On-Camera
Breaking News Simulations will place participants before a LIVE TV News camera for interviews and news conferences.   The instructors and the rest of the class get to act as reporters by asking tough questions.    Participants are given an objective critique, along with a video of their performance.  If you prefer a digital copy please bring a USB jump drive to plug into our system.

Topics Covered:
Utilizing Facebook LIVE and other Social Media
Lessons Learned from Real World Events
Developing Effective Talking Points
Holding an Effective News Conference/Interview
Keeping  Your  Media Message On Track
News Release Writing and Distribution
Turning Negative Press into Positive Press
Managing Tricky Questioning
Projecting the Proper Body Language

Handling News Conference Interruptions, Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters


LIVE  Demonstrations:
Using Your Smartphone to Shoot and Distribute Your Own Video Sound Bites to the Media

Materials Provided:  126 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook.  DVD video of on-camera performance  (If you prefer a digital copy, please bring a USB jump/flash drive to make copies)
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                                                     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.


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