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Government & Media:
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December 8, 1999
Bethesda, MD
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Media Advisory
December 3, 1999

Contact: Ann Mladinov, (202) 530-3244
Kelly Paisley, (202) 694-0051

425 government communicators and media meet on December 8th to build better working relationships

More than 425 government communicators and program staff, representing about 140 government organizations, will participate in a free seminar that features speakers, panels, and discussion groups with representatives of CNN, NBC, U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, Government Executive magazine, and other media and schools of journalism.

This first-of-a-kind event will be held December 8, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at the Natcher Center on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Co-sponsors are the Federal Communicators Network of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government and the Senior Fellows Program of the Council for Excellence in Government.

This seminar is for federal, state, local, and tribal government employees and others interested in communicating government's activities and accomplishments. Professors and students in schools of journalism and public administration in the DC area are also invited.


Building effective relationships between government and media; Developing better communication tools and approaches; Communicating government's accomplishments Restoring trust in government. Details:


Speakers include:

  • Jody Allen, Senior Writer, U.S. News and World Report;
  • Tim Clark, Editor and President, Government Executive Magazine;
  • Brian Dunbar, Internet Services Manager, NASA;
  • Brian Friel, Assistant Editor, and Government Executive Magazine;
  • George Haddow, Acting Director of Public Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency;
  • Bernard Kalb, Host, CNN's Reliable Source;
  • James Kitfield, Staff Correspondent, National Journal;
  • Susan King, Vice President of Public Affairs, Carnegie Corporation;
  • Patricia McGinnis, President, Council for Excellence in Government;
  • The Honorable Maurice P. McTigue, Q.S.O., Distinguished Visiting Scholar, George Mason University;
  • Cindy O'Connor, Director of Marketing and Outreach, Department of Housing and Urban Development;
  • Charles Roggero, filmmaker, Social Security Administration;
  • Carl Stern, Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University;
  • Lea Thompson, Chief Consumer Correspondent, NBC News and NBC Dateline;
  • Sanford Ungar, Director, Voice of America; Marjorie Valin, Senior Vice President for Communications and Online Initiatives, American Advertising Federation;
  • Juan Williams, Reporter, The Washington Post;
  • Joan Wainwright, Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration;
  • Morley Winograd, Director, National Partnership for Reinventing Government.

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