Briefing: Navigating media and communications for councillors

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
July 11, 2017
Ruth Fry, LGiU Associate Edited Janet Sillett LGiU
Issues Covered
  • councillors and journalists
  • defamation
  • Freedom of Information
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Public Service Reform and Corporate Performance, Social media and digital technology
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The briefing provides an introduction to media and communications for councillors, describing how councils commonly involve councillors in media coverage. It covers some legal issues and describes the ways in which councillors can use the media and direct communication, giving tips on identifying news stories and speaking to journalists.

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