Posts Tagged: News

3 Rules for Gov Communicators to Master Media Relations (Part II)

Fostering effective media relations can be a challenging endeavor for anyone, including public sector communicators. This is due, in large part, to a history of adversarial relations between government and the so-called Fourth Estate. Thus it’s essential for government communicators to break down this firewall and build bridges instead. With this in mind, you shouldRead… Read more »

3 Rules for Mastering Media Relations — And Why it Still Matters (Part I)

With all the perpetual hype surrounding the proliferation of social media it appears that traditional media are becoming the unwanted stepchildren in today’s fast evolving mobile, digital and virtual world. Yet despite a conspicuous shift in the media landscape caused by the 21st century Information Age, tens of millions of Americans still consume news thatRead… Read more »

Top-10 Tips for Mastering Media Interviews

Speaking to the news media can be a tricky business. This is especially true if you are not a professional communicator, former journalist, or possess other expertise in media relations and communications. Therefore, the following 10 best practices to master media interviews — from traditional media to digital media — should prove beneficial if andRead… Read more »

Congress and the Federal Worker

Federal employees have many concerns on their plate in terms of Congress and the federal budget, including: What will happen with federal pay in 2015 following the 1% increases in 2014? Will Congress pass a debt limit increase? How will the president’s State of the Union promise to use more Executive Orders play out? KenRead… Read more »

Millennial feds — Let your voice be heard!

Hi GovLoop community — This is my first post on the site and I need your help! I’m a digital writer/editor with Federal News Radio. Many of you might know Mike Causey, Federal News Radio’s long-time columnist and trenchant observer of the federal workforce. He’s going on vacation next week, and he’s asked me toRead… Read more »

Getting the News

The New America Foundation hosted Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen to speak about the New Digital Age, sharing their views about the growing effect of the internet on individuals, nations, and the global community. One interesting topic was a forward look at where we will get news in the future. When I was growing up,Read… Read more »

Federal Government Transitioning to e-Procurement

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reported via Federal News Radio that seven agencies have made extensive progress in implementing the “cloud first” initiative required by the Office of Management and Budget. The seven agencies being lauded for their transition to cloud computing include Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and the Treasury Department.Read… Read more »

Talking to Reporters: Ten Tips

(pictured above: newsroom in action) For some Government employees — especially those not schooled in the art of public affairs and media relations — speaking to reporters may cause more anxiety than giving a big speech. PR-types often call upon SMEs, subject matter experts (a.k.a. “policy wonks”) to respond to technical and legal media inquiriesRead… Read more »

“Read all about it” – Get your daily dose of political news from Aussie Federal politicians on Twitter

Following on from mapping all Australian Politicians using Twitter (which has unfortunately declined by two with Senators Bob Brown and Nick Sherry retiring), I’ve created online “newspapers” based on key groupings, so it is possible to get a daily dose of what Australia’s Federal Politicians on Twitter are talking about. To view them go toRead… Read more »

Monday Morning News Kick Off: DOE Offers 3D Employee Training; GSA Wants to be “Government Savings Agent; and Cyber Chief Plans “Long Harley Ride”

Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from the FedConnects blog. We hope you’ve had a restful weekend and are ready to be the smartest and most efficient government or contractor professional possible. Here’s all the actionable news you need to achieve these goals. Happy Monday! Department of Energy Offers Online Training toRead… Read more »