Hands-on workshop in media relations
352 Making an Impression: Working With the Media
Every call from the news media for an interview presents both risk, and an opportunity to make a positive impression. This course helps seasoned professionals and elected officials understand the news media, how it works and why it works the way it does. The course will also help polish interviewing skills, staying on message and bridging back to main messages. The course covers practical strategies for planning, preparing and delivering interviews that get your message across in a way that can be retained by the audience. Participants build their skills for live, taped and phone interviews. Hands-on work includes practice labs, videos and constructive critiques from media professionals.
Instructors: David Liebler is the CSAC Director of Public Affairs and Members Services and a former journalist; Betsy Burkhart is the Communications and Outreach Manager for the City of Walnut Creek.
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Sacramento w $149/person for counties w 3 credits w Staff/Elected Officials