Radio & Television News Association

Monday, August 28, 2006

News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis

News and Terrorism:
Communicating in a Crisis
Tuesday, October 3 in Seattle
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

(Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.)
Hotel 1000 - 1000 First Avenue
Seattle Ohio 98104

This workshop is sponsored by the RTNDA: Radio & Television News DIRECTORS Association.

This workshop brings together the media, government officials, science and technical experts, and representatives from local organizations to foster a better understanding of how each group responds to a crisis and to share information about potential terrorist threats.

Moderator: John McWethy, ABC News Special Correspondent
Participation is by invitation only. Please register online.

Produced by the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation in association with the National Academies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Workshop highlights:A terrorism scenario exercise involving key participants that vividly highlights the issues.Materials on specific terrorist threats and the medical, scientific, public health, and safety issues that could result from an attack.Open discussion of the challenges involved in providing timely and accurate information to the public in case of a terrorist incident.

With the exception of the terrorism scenario exercise, the workshop will be on the record.
Questions: Ricki Green at RTNDF (202) 467-5201 or


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