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Government & Media:
Perception & Reality
December 8, 2000
Bethesda, MD
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FOR RELEASE: Nov. 21, 2000

Sue Blumenthal, (202) 694-0087
Hans Petersen, (202) 694-0027


Hundreds of government writers, editors and public affairs officers will meet with journalists in Bethesda December 8 to talk about communications between government and the media. The free day-long seminar, "Government and Media, Perception and Reality," will explore a number of topics including the growing role of the Internet in government-press relations.

Michelle Dolge, former news director and current consultant at WTOP News radio, and Robert Long, vice president for news at NBC4-TV, will be keynote speakers. Pat McGinnis, president and CEO of the Council for Excellence in Government, will open the morning session. Morley Winograd, Director of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, will open the afternoon session.

Carl Stern, former NBC correspondent, U.S. Justice Department Public Affairs Director and current Professor at George Washington University, will be a panelist, as will Lark McCarthy, Channel 5 TV news; Don Beck, Gallup Organization; James Vaughn, AOL; Tim Clark, publisher of Government Executive magazine, Brian Friel and Judy Welles, Government participants on the panels will include officials from the IRS, Census Bureau, Social Security, the Forest Service, FEMA, Defense, and the U.S. Mint.

This free daylong seminar is open to federal, state, local, and tribal government communicators, as well as students and professors of public administration and journalism from colleges and universities, and others who care about communicating good government.

The seminar, sponsored by the Federal Communicators Network and the Senior Fellows Program of the Council for Excellence in Government, follows the first seminar held last year that attracted 500 participants.

More information on the seminar is available on the web at:

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WHAT: "Government and Media, Perception and Reality" Seminar
WHEN: Friday, December 8
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Natcher Center, National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda Medical Center
Metro stop on the Red Line

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