I recently gave a presentation on media and communications in emergencies at Fordham University’s course on humanitarian assistance (International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, IDHA). I’ve turned that presentation into a PDF and I hope you find it helpful! Click the link below to view in here, or check it out on Slideshare.
The presentation addresses a number of questions, including who and what is “the media,” why do we engage with the media in emergency response operations, and best practices for engaging with the media and giving interviews. There’s also a group scenario exercise built into the presentation.
A couple of notes:
1. This presentation was given in tandem with Timo Luege, who gave the presentation “Social Media in Emergency Response Operations.” It’s available on his website Social Media for Good.
2. The URLs in the PDF are written out, which I know isn’t pretty but I wanted to be sure people could click through to the links in case they want to see some of the videos and other source material used for the presentation.