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Media Relations - Basic

This one day couse is designed to provide basic training on media relations. You will learn how to deal with the media in a wide range of circumstances from routine day to day inquries to challenging interviews. This is practical training, what you learn will work for you on the street, right away. Students get a in depth inside look at how and why the media do what they do. They will learn how to take control of the media. Numerous videos illustrate key teaching points. This class is very informative and entertaining. This class will help you become more comfortable and effective with the media, ensuring better media relations. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during activities.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Manager: Rick Rosenthal, Ph# 847-446-6839

Course Timeline: Review the training calendar to identify the timeline for the specific class you will be attending. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local public information officials, elected officials, emergency services personal who may be giving interviews or statements to the media

Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.




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