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OVCRC
01/30/2008
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Thanks for all your wonderful input!
Sunshine
01/30/2008
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Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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A suggestion: I believe there is an interactive curriculum called "In her Shoes," directed at educating the public and media about the issues facing those who are experiencing domestic violence. ...
Barb Whitchurch
01/30/2008
arrow icon Windows between Worlds is an educational resource for any sh...
Laura
02/22/2008
arrow icon I'm not familiar with that but would certainly be interested...
Greg Luft
01/30/2008
arrow icon The interactive training tool In Her Shoes is available thro...
Kelly Starr
01/30/2008
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What are your thoughts, opinions, tips on using Social Networking Websites for agencies & victims?
Gail Leland
01/30/2008
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Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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Do you have any tips on writing effective press statements, or the like?
Courtney Prenti
01/30/2008
arrow icon I would add to Anne's comments that you should have a strong...
Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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anne seymour
01/30/2008
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The portrayal of sexual assault survivers in the media becomes sometimes a re-victimization of the survivor, especially when (in many/most cases) alcohol/drugs are part of the equation. How can we as Victi...
Silvia Uribe
01/30/2008
arrow icon Silvia, great question! Too many folks view alcohol/other d...
anne seymour
01/30/2008
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How can we prepare victims to handle media coverage, especially unwanted media coverage?
Artealia
01/30/2008
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anne seymour
01/30/2008
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Just a suggestion. In past years during NCVRW we have organized a Victim Rights & the Media Roundtable discussion. This included Victims, Victim Service providers, prosecution & Law Enforcement. E...
Gail Leland
01/30/2008
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Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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What are some new creative ideas for bringing awarenss to dv?
Bridgett
01/30/2008
arrow icon I would suggest online social outlets -campaigns designed to...
Amanda
01/30/2008
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We tend to struggle with the media showing up at the victims' homes, employment, etc. How can we get the message across that they need to practice privacy and sensitivity when victims have just been victi...
Jamie Mabery
01/30/2008
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Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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Our local media does not do many PSA's anymore & when they do they air them in the middle of the night. Most TV & newspapers are using their web sites for PSa's. What is the best way to create a We...
Gail Leland
01/30/2008
arrow icon It depends on whether you want print, audio or video for you...
Greg Luft
01/30/2008
arrow icon Gail, I don't know; great question to which I don't know the...
anne seymour
01/30/2008
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I have been following the discussion today and am learning a lot on dealing with the media. I was a volunteer for Working Against Violence for 17 years and it took nearly all of those years to get the medi...
Marilyn Shelton
01/30/2008
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Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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anne seymour
01/30/2008
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Somewhat related to some of the other discussion -- I'm puzzled as to why a newspaper in our area seems to downplay the importance of getting the input of (domestic violence ) advocates on various DV relat...
Jeanne Noordsy
01/30/2008
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Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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anne seymour
01/30/2008
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Are there media resources available that can show you how to form and implement a media plan? State wide and local as well?
Sunshine
01/30/2008
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Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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Hello Ann, I am new to the U.S. Parole Commission & the criminal justice system. As the Vicitm/Witness Coordinator, what will be the best avenue to take, when utilizing the media, to increase the com...
lisa Ashley
01/30/2008
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anne seymour
01/30/2008
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I often work with reporters on stories re: sexual assault. I sometimes have difficulty getting these reporters to see that they have a real opportunity within their piece to get the word out that help is a...
Kate
01/30/2008
arrow icon Don't wait until an event happens. Try to create story oppo...
Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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As a victim advocate it is difficult at the time of an incident to prepare a victim/survivor for the media interest due to their emotional state. How can this be handled so that all needs are met?
Anne D
01/30/2008
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Is it best to do one massive state wide media campaign or to break it down into each individual program area? We get some media involvement, but not a lot.
Sunshine
01/30/2008
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anne seymour
01/30/2008
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What the best approach to raise awareness from a cultural perspective about the issue of domestic violence and visbility about the available services using the media as a way of communication to the lager ...
K Larrequi
01/30/2008
arrow icon Just following up about Anne's comment about how is DV even ...
Jeanne Noordsy
01/30/2008
arrow icon I think a regularly-updated resource handbook and guide of p...
Greg Luft
01/30/2008
arrow icon Thanks for your sensitivity to cultural competence in both v...
anne seymour
01/30/2008
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Greg, do you have any suggestions about how to "prepare" or "train" the media? In my experience, they are extremely resistant to this, partly because they already believe they are vict...
Barb Whitchurch
01/30/2008
arrow icon Barb, Anne here as well. JS's new handbook written by Bonni...
anne seymour
01/30/2008
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It can be difficult to get media to attend a public awareness event around violence prevention, what do you recommend?
Vivien King
01/30/2008
arrow icon Plan events on weekends, when there tends to be less news. ...
Greg Luft
01/30/2008
arrow icon It's important to realize that media get tons of requests to...
anne seymour
01/30/2008
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I am new to media relations, do you have any tips for me?
Nicole
01/30/2008
arrow icon Yes, being new can work to your advantage, as you are not ja...
anne seymour
01/30/2008
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How do you help local reporters to see your organization as the "expert" in domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, etc.? Specifically, how do you help them to understand that they can and should...
Damita Chambers
01/30/2008
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Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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If a funder wanted to provide support for building the capacity of agencies to respond to the media, how would you suggest they best get started and can you suggest resources for expertise?
Douglas Leach
01/30/2008
arrow icon We are a funder but we are limited to working within CA and ...
Douglas Leach
01/30/2008
arrow icon Mr. Leach, we are curious whether your question was about ho...
Jeanne Noordsy
01/30/2008
arrow icon Thanks for this focus on building capacity, as media outreac...
anne seymour
01/30/2008
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How do you recommend dealing with a reporter who clearly crosses the lines of propriety and sensitivity when interviewing a victim?
Kevin Morison
01/30/2008
arrow icon I recommend direct contact, but in a friendly manner. Intro...
Greg Luft
01/30/2008
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