Up until early this week, it was my jurisdiction’s policy that all contact with the media was to flow through our public information officer. Two stories appeared in the newspaper the past ten days involving our division. We had funneled our responses to media inquiries through the PIO in accordance with policy. Unfortunately, the PIO incorrectly relayed the message to the paper making us look like a bunch of Bubbas (sorry, Bubbas). Therefore, as of yesterday, our division no longer reports our media contact to the PIO.
What is your employer’s policy regarding media contact?