News Media Panel – PIO Training – May 2017

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Date/Time: Tuesday May 30, 2017 from from 1330-1530

Description/Outline/Agenda: Public Information Officer Training for anyone involved in interfacing with the media. Focusing in on the essential items any PIO needs to bring to the scene to effectively manage the media and their inquiries for information. Helpful hints/tips/tricks for providing better information and faster dissemination to local media. Also addressing critical needs for local media onscene.

Cost: FREE

Schedule of events

1330-1420: Media/Communications needs at the scene for agency representatives

1420-1430: Intermission

1430-1530: Breaking news and how news media onscene interacts with PIOs/PAOs before and during interviews and incidents (done in the style of Inside the Actor’s Studio).

Moderator: Kevin Sur

Guest speaker: WEWS Multimedia Journalist Mike Vielhaber and WEWS Reporter Sarah Phinney



Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Main conference room

5550 Venture Drive    Parma, Ohio 44130

Free parking: Enter main lot. Parking is free.


(An email confirming your attendance will be sent to you shortly.)

Class capacity is 40. If needed, a wait list will be established.

Register today!


Current Position/Job Duties: Reporter on Good Morning Cleveland Previous Work Experience: Reporter at WDRB in Louisville, Ky. and WEHT/WTVW in Evansville, Ind. Joined News 5: September 2015 Twitter: @Sarahephinney


Current Position/Job Duties: News photographer/multimedia journalist Previous Work Experience: Intern at WEWS in 2003, WBBJ Photographer in Jackson, Tennessee 2004, WRIC Photographer in Richmond, Virginia from 2004 to 2006. Joined News 5: October 2006, as an editor and joined the ranks of the photographers a year later. Twitter: @mvielhaber



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