How we frame our messages to the public is of critical importance in how they’re received, argues planning consultant Dave Stauffer.
Media & Press
As a public figure (and, yes, as a planning commissioner you’re a public figure!), you can expect to be sought out by the media.
You want to be friendly and open. But always remember that the media are business, and report news in the way they believe will best attract and hold their readers’ attention.
Newspaper reporter and planning commissioner David Essex explains why it’s important to know what’s news and what isn’t when dealing with the press.
Journalist and publications specialist Dan Hamilton offers his insights on the most effective techniques planning boards can use when dealing with the press.
Many planning commissioners feel that the media performs poorly when covering local planning issues. Reporters and editors disagree. A look at both sides of the story.