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Government & Media: Perception & Reality

STARFree All Day Seminar!!!
Government & Media:
Perception & Reality
December 8, 2000
Bethesda, MD
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StarWho's Invited
  • Communicators from federal, state, local, and tribal government, including members of the Federal Communicators Network
  • Fellows in the Senior Fellows Program of the Council for Excellence in Government
  • Other government employees who care about communicating good government
  • Professors and students from schools of journalism and public administration

FREE Communicators Guide
You'll receive our hot-off-the-press Communicators Guide for Federal, State, Regional, and Local Government Communicators. This 64-page guide, developed by communication experts in government and the private sector, has tips on everything from building media relationships to writing for the web to communicating in a crisis. Reviewers loved it -- and you will too. After the seminar we will make it available online.

We've got speakers, panels, and breakout workshops. We'll keep you thinking, listening, learning, asking questions, and networking from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your lunch or buy it in the Natcher Center cafeteria.

Directions and Hotels
The Seminar will be at the Natcher Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD. Take metro. The stop is Medical Center on the Red Line and is accessible for people with disabilities. General parking, which is limited, costs $12. Free parking for people with disabilities is available in the visitor parking lot.

The Federal Communicators Network and the Senior Fellows Program of the Council for Excellence in Government are sponsoring this second annual event. Have we mentioned it's free?

  • Learn how government communicators can better present to the media government's goals, activities, and accomplishments
  • Get specific tools and approaches to get your agency's messages across more effectively
  • Gain an appreciation for journalists' perspectives on government
  • Learn how to build effective working relationships with media
  • Discuss how e-gov and e-media are changing everything.

Speaker Bios
You'll hear from well-known journalists, academics, and media representatives, along with public servants whose job it is to let the public know what government is doing and achieving.

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More Information
E-mail Pat Gould or leave Donise Cheeks a message at (202) 694-0092.
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