This course is designed to teach participants how to deal with the news media during news conferences, news conference preparation, news interviews and news inquiries. The course teaches participants how to keep their news conferences, interviews, and messages on-track during an interview or news conference. “Breaking News” simulations will enable participants to react to crisis situations where public information needs to be distributed in the most effective manner. During class, participants are interviewed before a LIVE news camera, while their performance is projected on a big-screen display and they are critiqued by the instructor.
Virtual Format: This course is offered in a live virtual platform. Students enrolling in the virtual platform will experience and practice the same course content as those attending the in-person format, but will be working as a student from their home or office. To see what this course looks like in the virtual platform, please click this link.
- Use transitions to keep your message on track.
- Ensure that YOUR message gets reported.
- Prepare effective news releases.
- Turn negative press into positive press.
- Manage tricky questioning.
- Use the Social Media effectively.
- Record and distribute your own sound bites.
Course Certification Number: 9070-33240
Course Certification Hours: 16
Course Fee Information: $295
Effective February 1, 2020 per POST Bulletin No. 2019-40:
POST Reimbursement Plan IV: Tuition for POST reimbursable agencies is $295. Travel reimbursement is available via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR).
Non-POST Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $295. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than ten (10) business days prior to the start of the class will not be charged. If payment has already been made, it will be refunded. Cancellations received ten (10) or less business days before the start of the class will be charged at full price. This late cancellation charge compensates RTC for the non-refundable costs incurred prior to the start date of the course.
No Shows: A No Show on the day of the class will result in a full charge for the class.