Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Public Information Officers: What's It Like To Deal With Journalists?

Posted by: Dannielle Blumenthal, FCN Chair

Currently, the Society of Professional Journalists is undertaking a study on the subject of how public information officers in government agencies perceive their interactions with journalists. It is being conducted by Carolyn Carlson of Kennesaw State University, a former SPJ president.

Part of the study consists of a short questionnaire prepared in conjunction with the NAGC. It will ask you about your experiences dealing with journalists. Your participation is completely voluntary and you can opt out of any question that you do not wish to answer. All of your responses will be kept confidential and all responses will be aggregated to provide a snapshot.

It is estimated that the survey will take no more than 10 minutes to finish. The deadline to submit it is Oct. 31, 2012. Click here to access.

Questions may be directed to Carolyn Carlson. For questions about your rights as a participant in this study, contact the Kennesaw State University IRB.

We thank John Verrico, a member of both the FCN and NAGC Board of Directors, for sharing this opportunity.

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