Former FEMA Exec Addresses Indiana School of Journalism

Public relations students learned two important aspects of the communications business last week: managing crisis communication, and leadership and ethics in communications management.

And they heard the messages from former Federal Emergency Management Administration external affairs executive John P. “Pat” Philbin, whose organization often came under fire during recent crises in the U.S. Read more >

Social media in crisis communication: Start with a drill

The following article appears in the April 2009  issue of PR Tactics.

When the wildfires raged through Southern California in October, thousands heard the latest news on evacuations and conditions via Twitter. When Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston, Texas, people received a continuous stream of headlines from an on-the-scene reporter via Twitter. Read more >