National Press Club

Media Training Basics, 2-4 pm Dec 4; Free for Members

November 29, 2009 | By Susan Heavey | sheavey@thomsonreuters.com

Just a few seats remain for "Introduction to Media Training," NPC member Adam Konowe's class to empower public relations practitioners and spokespeople to create happy long-term relationships with journalists who cover their organizations on Friday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.

This session will give young professionals, students and others seeking to polish their skills a primer on where media is today and how news happens. Participants will also get tips on how to field inquiries from journalists, interview successfully, and maintain proper attribution and
confidentiality.

Konowe, a vice president of public relations at Sullivan Higdon & Sink, specializes in business-to-business and business-to-government communications. He previously spent more than six years in broadcasting with C-SPAN, BizNet and PBS The Business Channel and is an adjunct professor of communication at American University.

To reserve one of the remaining seats, please call 202-662-7523 or email nnottingham@press.org . The class will be held in the Library's Bloomberg Center for Electronic Journalism classroom and is free for NPC members; a $10 charge applies to non-members.

For more information, contact Professional Development Committee member Betty Plummer at plummer.betty@epa.gov or 202-384-1283.