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Homeland Security and the National Academies Highlight Role of the Media in Terrorism Response

Interactive Workshops Provide Tools and Contacts for Accurate and Timely Event Reporting. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will work with the National Academies to host a series of interactive workshops on the crucial role of the media in terrorism response. The series, entitled “News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis,” will be held in ten locations across the country. “These workshops will play a key role in the Department’s efforts to provide journalists and state and local public information officials with the tools and contacts needed to report complicated, but life saving information in the event of a terrorist attack,” said Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. “The National Academies’ long history of scientific, engineering, and medical expertise will enable us to provide workshop participants with facts on a variety of complex threats and appropriate protective measures.” Full Story

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