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February Media Relations with Bob

I’m never quite sure how to respond when a reporter asks me at the end of an interview if I have anything else to say about our conversation topic. What should I do?

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January 2021 President's Report

In Caroline's December President's Report, she reflects on joining PRAL and not having an idea of where the ride would take her. Reading this made me reflect on my expectations of PRAL when I joined the organization five years ago.

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Media Relations with Bob: Dealing With Aggressive Reporters

"When dealing with tough issues and aggressive reporters, sometimes I just want to ignore a reporter’s call altogether. Is there any risk in doing so?"

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December 2020 President's Report

It’s bittersweet to be writing my final President’s Report. When I first joined PRAL about seven years ago, I had no idea where that ride would take me.

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Communication Strategies, Tips, Pointers and Traps

"I was called unexpectedly by a reporter about a story, and I know I will get some tough questions. What is your advice in order for me to have a successful interview? What should be my objective?"

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November 2020 President's Report

As if 2020 hasn’t thrown us enough curveballs, last week Hurricane Laura came through Louisiana leaving much damage in its wake.

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2020 PRAL RED STICK AWARDS RESULTS

Congratulations to the 2020 Red Stick Award Recipients!

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PRAL-BR Has Great Showing At SPRF

Members of the Baton Rouge chapter of PRAL won many awards at the 2020 SPRF Conference in September. The chapter received some honors as well!

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Questioning Reporters: Media Relations With Bob

Each month for the next year, PRAL’s Bob Johannessen will offer tips to help members improve their media relations. Here's October's post on how and—more importantly—how NOT to question reporters.

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October 2020 President's Report

As if 2020 hasn’t thrown us enough curveballs, last week Hurricane Laura came through Louisiana leaving much damage in its wake.

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