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GSM Network & COVID-19 SocialGov Hub Now Open

Jun 24, 2020

Your important, complex role as a government social media professional is even more crucial during 2020's difficult conversations. To best support government communicators in the U.S., your hard work and dedication to your communities & each other, the Government Social Media network and COVID-19 SocialGov Hub is now open, and we’re inviting you to be a part at no cost to you.

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What Police Departments Should and Should Not Be Doing on Social Media Right Now

Jun 03, 2020

Contributed blog by Yael Bar-tur, Social Media Consultant

 

I don’t know one police officer who isn’t filled with a combination of rage, disappointment and embarrassment after watching the video of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Add to that the many protests and injuries to officers and civilians around the country, and it’s enough to leave even the...

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You & Your SocialGov Community Matter

May 21, 2020

Jay Socol, Government Social Media Council Representative 

By now, most of us have transitioned from telling our communities how to stay safe and indoors to telling them how to incrementally resume normal activities.

 

The same scared, angry, and sometimes irrational voices we came to know a couple of months ago are back, now reacting just as strongly to this next wave of messaging.

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Most Common First Amendment FAQs

May 19, 2020

Contributed blog by Mark Weaver, Esq.

The following FAQs come from attorney Mark R. Weaver, a media law partner at a Columbus, Ohio law firm that often represents government agencies in court. He formerly taught media law at The Ohio State University College of Law and is now an adjunct professor at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. This is not legal...

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GSMChat Recap: Coronavirus & SocialGov: Effectively Communicating a Pandemic

May 15, 2020

As soon as the coronavirus swept across the U.S., the socialgov community switched to crisis communication mode. How do you effectively communicate a pandemic? During the March 19, 2020, Government Social Media Chat we took a look at important questions government social media professionals should consider.

 

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SocialGov Self-Care: How to ‘be at your best’

May 14, 2020
 

It’s easy to put your own self-care on the back burner during a crisis, but it’s incredibly important not to, so you can be at your best for not only yourself but also your communities. Government Social Media council representative Jessie Brown breaks down a few quick tips on managing your self-care during the pandemic including why you should get enough sleep, focus on nutrition...

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