National Press Club

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

November 29, 2009 | By Susan Heavey |

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

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 . 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 or 202-384-1283.