Guidelines for Media Interviews
Through media interviews, victim advocates inform the public about victims’ needs, rights, and services and also promote the good work of their organizations. “Tips for Media Interviews” in Section 1 of this guide includes detailed suggestions for preparing, conducting, and following up to media interviews, as well as tips for “Dressing for Media Interviews.”
In addition, all requests from the news media for information or media should be documented, with the news media’s information included into an electronic database for future reference and media outreach. A sample “media contact form” is included in the Appendices.