Second day of the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency‘s Basic Public Information Officer’s Course in Summit County.
Lots of discussion on the changes in public information especially with the use of social media in the 24-hour news cycle. #OMG
We were fortunate enough to hear from WKYC Reporter Jasmine Monroe and Videographer Carl Bachtel (NBC News affiliate) on what the media needs once they arrive on scene. Great insight to breaking news and media notifications.
As a class, we reviewed all media interviews and shared positives and points to improve – all geared toward enhancing PIO interview skills.
The final activity we broke into various PIO sections. This included an on-camera interview with talking points and bridging.
Great way to showcase newly acquired skills!
At the end of the day, I had a few moments to play our little holiday project aka #CJSavesCLE – just to showcase the power of when PIOs work with local media to make a wish come true for a day.
Solid day with so many new peeps!
Tomorrow will be G-291 Joint Information Center stuff! #excited