Why does the media want to speak with me?

Journalists reporting on traumatic events are usually after three things:

  1. The sequence of events (often delivered by police and witnesses)

  2. Reaction from the community (such as politicians or area residents)

  3. A profile of the victim (this is where you come in)

You can help reporters humanize your loved on and show that he or she was more than a statistic. If you were a witness to what happened, journalists may want your version of events. 

Media interest is often highest in the immediate aftermath of a crime. reporters will want as many details as possible in a short amount of time. 

Source: Pickup Communications https://www.pickupcommunications.com/resources/engaging-with-the-media-information-for-victims-amp-survivors 

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