This article from the Guardian – How To Ride Out A Media Storm – caught my attention. Is there really anything more difficult to cope with as a school manager than the day that a serious incident at your school precipates a feeding frenzy by the news media?
How to cope? Well, as Mike Baker sums up in the article:
The lesson from these cases is that, however unfair a story may be, it’s not a good idea to try to shut the media out and that, in the 24-hour media age, early impressions are vital.
Well he would, wouldn’t he? We just have to hope that we are not caught by a media snooping around for a scoop. Then that would be unfair.