Class: News Media Relations
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 2627 S. 35th St., Phoenix, AZ 85009
Jan. 28-29, 2019 8 am – 5 pm Cost: $295.
Course Length: 2 Days (AZ POST 16 Hours) AZ POST Class #04-371
Discover the 3 Key Mistakes most police agencies make when dealing with the media
Explore the one tool that will rapidly boost your public image
Taught by instructors who respond to the scene of the nation’s major breaking news events
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.
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 will act as reporters by asking tough questions. Participants are given an objective critique, along with a video of their performance.
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
Utilizing Facebook LIVE and other Social Media
Using Your Smartphone to Shoot and Distribute Your Own Video Sound Bites to the Media
Materials Provided: 200 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook. Video of on-camera performance
To Register: (hyperlink) http://www.PublicSafetyMediaTraining.com
for any questions or to register by phone: 303-470-0716
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Phoenix, AZ 85009
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