You are the public information officer of your midsized police department. Your agency has been involved in a high-profile investigation that has generated national media coverage. There have been constant requests from the media for information. The media is being “fed” information from within the department and from the community that is only increasing their interest and demands for an official statement.
Write a press release for a high-profile incident currently in the news.
Determine the best way to deliver this press release.
How fairly do you feel the media in your community report crime and violence? Use the internet to research two media outlets coverage of the same news story. How do they differ? What is the significance of these differences with regards to bias and stereotyping?