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CJL3300 Media Relations

Course Description

This course provides an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, expectations, laws, freedoms, and policies of contemporary news media networks that precipitate interaction with the criminal justice network. Students will learn how to respond to media inquiries by learning best practices via organizational policies, guides, and training. Furthermore, students will learn how to develop and plan strategies for presenting media releases to media networks that inform the public about crisis, critical events, or public assistance requests while legally safeguarding the privacy of critical information derived from active investigations. Moreover, students will learn the roles and duties of a Public Information Officer (PIO), whom are employed by government and non-government organizations for controlling and managing information released to media networks.