Media Survival

Media Survival : Media Relations for the Public Safety Professional

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From rioting in Baltimore to unrest in Ferguson, author, Russell Ruffin has been on the scene for the nation's leading Breaking News stories. With valuable "Lessons Learned" insight from first hand observations as an Emmy Award Winning Television Reporter and Author, Ruffin has developed a detailed step-by-step guide to help Law Enforcement professionals work more effectively with the community and public through News Media Relations. After the Columbine High School shootings, Russell Ruffin developed the nation's leading Media Training program for Law Enforcement. He has instructed police officers all over America. After the protests, looting and fires that followed the officer involved shooting death of Michael Brown, he conducted News Media Relations training for Ferguson and St. Louis area police agencies. Ruffin is also author of, Media Matters, a critical look at media relations disasters and accomplishments. His current publication, Media Survival, is already assisting police agencies and training academies across America. His book emphasizes the importance of Media Relations during a crisis. His work demonstrates how to create Talking Points and compose effective News Releases. Readers will also discover how to utilize News Conferences and Interviews to convey the critical information needed to build credibility and head off a crisis. The Office of the President's Federal HIDTA program has recognized his contribution to Law Enforcement and partnered with him for police media training. Russell Ruffin personally conducts his exclusive Public Information Officer Training at police academies and agencies in 40 cities across America annually. His book has become a valuable guide and resource for News Makers and Public Information Officers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514179342
  • 9781514179345

About Russell D Ruffin

Russell Ruffin is an Emmy Award Winning television news veteran and author. Gathering information for his book, Ruffin has been at the center of breaking news from the 2015 riots in Baltimore to the civil unrest in Ferguson, MO. He has worked as a reporter for both NBC as well as Fox News Channel. Today he works with Law Enforcement Agencies around the country to help them create and improve their offices of Public Information. He has authored two other books, Media Matters, an examination and critique of the best and worst major media incidents as well as The Media Insiders' Public Information Officer's Guide, a textbook for News Makers and spokespersons. Russell's news stories have appeared on CNN, Fox, NBC and the European Broadcast Union. He has been featured and profiled on a variety of programs on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and the Weather Channel. Some of the stories he has covered include: The Fall of the Soviet Union, the Columbine High School Shootings, the Oklahoma City Bombing and the 911 Attacks.
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