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Media Training Discussion Question: How to Get to Know Your Local Reporters?

In a crisis, whether it’s a school shooting, a fire, a natural disaster, or a white-collar crime, your local reporters will be the first to come knocking on your door at your business, school, or organization. You want the media on your side. You want the media to work with you so you are able to tell your story for yourself. You also want the media to be there and be engaged when you have great news to share, whether it be an announcement of new leadership, the opening of a new branch of your franchise, or any important milestone in your business. So, how do you get to know your local reporters so that you can establish these types of positive relationships?

We are asking you, our readers and followers, expert public relations and media training professionals, to share your expert opinion this week. Comment here and on our social media pages to join in. You and your answers may be featured in our follow-up video!

Today’s question is one of a series of debates in the crisis management, media relations, public relations, and social media industries where you and your colleagues can share observations with each other. Yes, YOU are invited to share your bite-size bits of best practices. Here is how:

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