ERIC Number: ED123541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
[Media and Agencies on Aging: Technical Document].
Marshall, Walter H.
This Technical Assistance Document offers assistance in contacting media representatives in your State or area on writing press releases or public service announcements, appearing on television shows, and conducting a public hearing on your annual plan. Although the material was prepared especially for State and area agencies on aging, it can be used by local directors of projects, programs, or information and referral services. It has always been a cardinal principle in the United States that the public has the right to know what its money is being spent for and how well it is being used. The citizen must be well-informed about the workings of his government if he is to effectively carry out his citizenship responsibilities. Furthermore, if the public is to benefit from the services you are helping to develop, people must know that they exist and how to reach them. When a new service is initiated you should mount a major public information campaign to inform people of its existence. There also needs to be periodical followup about the service. (Author/NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Governor's Conference on Aging (7th, Glendive, Montana, September 11-12, 1975)