Do you know what to do during a public relations disaster? Are your staff trained to deal with a media crisis? Do you know how to set up a media conference and conduct a media interview? Has your media spokesperson had media training? If you answered No to any of these questions, you need a media policy for your business. Remember: Be prepared. More
PR Media Training. How to write a media policy.
An invaluable guide for any organization that deals with the media in any way.
Written by Mark Aiston. I am currently employed as Network Ten’s sports host for the stations 5 PM News service. I’m also co-host on the highly rating radio breakfast show on Mix102.3. I began my media career in Adelaide in 1981 as a race broadcaster I then joined ABC television in 1984.
I have worked in MEDIA NEWSROOMS since 1981. Why is this important? It’s important because whilst working in those media newsrooms, I have become very aware of the GOOD things that organizations do when dealing with the media, and the BAD things they do as well.
It’s my view that most of the organizations that dealt with the media in a professional and confident manner probably had a media policy of some kind in place, but the organizations that handled the media poorly probable didn’t.
Every organization should have a plan in place for dealing with the media.
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1. What is a media policy and why have one? Chapter 2. Dealing with the media Chapter 3. The media unit Chapter 4. Choosing your media gatekeeper Chapter 5. Your spokesperson Chapter 6. More strategies to use during an interview Chapter 7. When the media calls Chapter 8. The media release Chapter 9. Writing a media release Chapter 10. Common mistakes Chapter 11. The social media release Chapter 12. Media coverage checklist Chapter 13. Your social media strategy Chapter 14. The media conference Chapter 15. Building relationships Chapter 16. Crisis management policy Chapter 17. Media database Chapter 18. Media kit
Bonus chapters Promoting your story to the media
Chapter 19. Media opportunities Chapter 20. Other hot issues Chapter 21. Now try it yourself Chapter 22. Pitching ideas to the media Chapter 23 Closing remarks