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Michigan Media Encourages Local Governments to Live Stream Press Events

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Dene Westbrook

We’ve been asked by the Michigan Press Association to share this with our members (see below). What do you think? Are you doing this? Do you have questions about it? Feel free to email me direct at mbach@mml.org. – Thanks, Matt Bach, director of communications at the Michigan Municipal League

From Lisa McGraw, public affairs manager, Michigan Press Association:

The members of the Michigan Press Association would like to urge local governments to move from traditional press conferences to doing them by live stream or other technologies with the ability for reporters to ask questions remotely during the current coronavirus crisis.

We are all on the same page regarding getting information out to the public right now.  Our members want to help you do that and still comply with the Governor’s guidelines as much as possible. 

Here is an example of what Oakland County is doing. This format allows the journalists to have the ability to ask questions and view the live stream of the press conference while keeping your members and ours safe.

Thank you for all your doing to keep our communities safe during this time. – Lisa McGraw

So what do you think? Are you already doing this? Is this something you could do? Let me know by shooting me an email. Thanks – Matt Bach, MML, mbach@mml.org.

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