Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

City Officials Learn How to Deal With Media.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

4-Hour Training Session Conducted

From broadcast news to print media, city officials are featured prominently in stories about events in their cities.

On Wednesday, about 40 Rio Rancho employees learned how to interact with the media.

Department directors, deputy directors, engineers and police attended a four-hour seminar on giving interviews and getting their message across when dealing with reporters.

"It was really just a heads-up for staff on how to handle yourself in an interview," said Dick Kristof, the city's finance director.

The morning training session was administered by Augusta Meyers, who was with KOAT-TV in Albuquerque for 16 years. …

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