National Academies advisory: Oct. 26 crisis communications workshop in Philadelphia

October 14, 2004

News and terrorism: Communicating in a crisis is a series of workshops being held around the nation that involve local participants -- including journalists, government officials, emergency managers, and scientists and engineering experts -- in a simulation of a response to a terrorist attack in their hometown. Sponsored by the National Academies, the workshops are designed to help prepare participants for the challenge of getting accurate and timely information to the public during a crisis. Participants also will learn about the impact of dirty bombs and other possible weapons, and reporters will get practical advice on protecting themselves. HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR TOM RIDGE will be the luncheon speaker at the next workshop, which will be held in Philadelphia.

Details: Thursday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at WHYY-TV, 150 North 6th St., Philadelphia.

Reporters who wish to attend must register in advance by contacting Randy Atkins, National Academy of Engineering, 202-334-1508 or e-mail atkins@nae.edu. Future workshops will be offered in the following cities: Miami; Austin, Texas; Atlanta; San Francisco; Denver; and Boston. For more information, visit http://nae.edu/NAE/pubundcom.nsf/weblinks/MKEZ-538P3X?OpenDocument
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