How to Communicate Effectively Through the Media During Emergencies – World Health Organization:
The handbook describes a seven-step process to assist officials and others to communicate effectively through the media during emergencies.
The field guide is a shortened version of the handbook. It highlights the practical aspects of the seven-step approach.
The chart shows the seven-step approach and provides easily recalled key information and advice.
This is a resource created to help directors, administrators, and supervisors from rural child welfare agencies assess and expand their ability to communicate with community stakeholders using the media.
This document provides instructions on how to hold a press conference from notification to follow-up.
This document not only explains what you can expect when meeting with the newspaper editorial boards, but also how to set up a meeting, prepare for the meeting, what to do at the meeting and how to close the meeting.
The instructional document gives instruction on how to format a press release.
www.pressreleasewriting.com (How to Write a Press Release)
This site gives the basics on press release content, tips, sample press release, formatting suggestions and press release templates.
A document produced by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services that gives a profile and information about the agency for the media.
A sample editorial guest column article that can be submitted from a foster parent to highlight positive experiences.
This is a form created by Allegheny County Department of Human Services that can be signed by individuals or parents that grants the agency permission to publish their information in media in varying degrees.
This is a document issued by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, office of community relations stating the policy and protocol for DHS employees when dealing with media.
This document provides a sample policy that can be adopted by an agency to provide guidlines for staff when dealing with media inquiries directed to the agency from all media sources.
A sample of an op-ed that can be printed in a newspaper for National Foster Care Month.
A sample press release to recruit foster parents. You can customize this press release by inserting quotes from your agency director, staff, foster parents or children.
A sample press release/radio script for recruiting foster parents.
A short radio spot script to solicit foster parents during the National Foster Care Month.
This form is used by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services granting the agency to include the signer in their publications and/or media.
A sample three-month media campaign plan by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and a TV station that communicates the context, goals, activities and deliverables.
Recommendations for Journalists Interviewing Young People from Foster Care
Ten recommendations for journalists interviewing young people from foster care created by FosterClub.
Lists and defines all the players involved in daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, television and news bureaus and wire services.