One of my favorite media/PR songs is Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry.”
And at the AG’s Office, we find ourselves in the middle of our fair share of juicy stories.
I’ll be presenting “Media Relations for Managers– And a refresher for the rest of you” tomorrow at the Attorney General’s Office.
We’ll review the Washington State General’s Office Media Policy and see how it played out in some of the war stories I’ve experienced at the Attorney General’s Office.
We have a pretty liberal policy at the AG’s office compared to other government agencies. It’s a testament to the trust we put in our attorneys.
We provide basic media training to new attorneys at the AG Academy. I’ll be presenting to the very few new hires we’ve had over the last two years in early October.
Then we offer yearly training to anyone who is interested. We’re available nearly 24-7 to help people though–and we will provide specialized training to various divisions on request.
It seems to be a healthy mix–and my media relations pros and I are happy to talk our attorneys through anything that comes their way.
I’ll post more tomorrow.