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NCJ Number: 136281 Find in a Library
Title: Guide to Effective Interaction with the News Media
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:59  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1992)  Pages:45-48
Author(s): F R Dunphy
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Guidelines are provided to facilitate effective interaction with the news media for law enforcement officials.
Abstract: Specific guidelines identify ways to control and achieve a successful news conference and televised appearance. Additionally, some general guidelines suggest ways to improve all media encounters. These include practicing one's presentation in advance, establishing and maintaining control, defusing volatile questions by rephrasing them in softer and less emotional terms, and telling the truth. Guidelines are included for handling difficult encounters with news media representatives who may misrepresent or interrupt in an attempt to impress the public.
Main Term(s): Media coverage; Police-media relations
Index Term(s): Press relations; Television programming
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