Facilitating Media Interviews in a Virtual Environment

Federal employees responsible for agency media relations programs are aware of the pros and cons of working in a virtual environment and its impact on their work. While home offices have a lot of appeal, the use of various technologies helps professional communicators stay on top of their “A” game when it comes to coordinating … Continue reading Facilitating Media Interviews in a Virtual Environment

Virtual High Fives Build Trust and Improve Team Camaraderie

Here’s the kind of basketball statistic you probably don’t see “passed around” much (…pun intended…). During the 2009 NBA season, legendary basketball star Steve Nash, then with the Phoenix Suns, gave his teammates some sort of gesture of support or affirmation—a high five, low five, slap on the back, and that kind of thing—an average … Continue reading Virtual High Fives Build Trust and Improve Team Camaraderie

Reporters and Press Officials Are People Too, and other FCN Takeaways for Fostering Media Relations

On February 25, 2020, Dr. David Kosub, Ph.D. attended a FCN media panel event which focused on best practices to build  relationships between government public affairs officers and reporters.  This blog is a reflection of some of the lessons he learned during the session.  I've spent years interacting with members of the Fourth Estate and I … Continue reading Reporters and Press Officials Are People Too, and other FCN Takeaways for Fostering Media Relations