Day-2 of the DHS/FEMA G0290 Basic PIO Course!
We had time to discuss a myriad of topics including the importance of press releases.
While antiquated, there is some value. I think.
Lots of group work as we continue to move to support our agencies’ goals and mission.
As usual, we were fortunate to have excellent coordination with local and national media for this class.
So glad to have this candid media panel to discuss ongoing PIO operations with everyone.
Got a chance to facilitate this panel discussion as we had spirited discussion on “no comment”, realistic expectations, favoritism, “off the record” vs truth. Outstanding discussion from everyone from Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Florida, and of course Indiana.
And if you were wondering, no doubt, we did review all in-class interviews.
Solid discussion on tips/tricks to use during oncamera interviews as well as some great techniques to use during a crisis.
Looking forward to tomorrow – final day as we form Voltron and move into JIC/JIS!!