Announcing the 2015 FCN Leadership Team and This Year’s First Free Training (where you can meet the team!)

By: Lisa Chesnel, writer/editor, Peace Corps Office of Inspector GeneralHey folks. In December you elected me to the FCN leadership team! I wanted to thank you and let you know that I’m the new blogger for the team and I’d love your input–please contact me if you’d like to be a guest blogger! FCN posts … Continue reading Announcing the 2015 FCN Leadership Team and This Year’s First Free Training (where you can meet the team!)

2015 Leadership Team Elected

Posted on: December 18, 2014The results are in! Please welcome your 2015 FCN leadership team and join me in congratulating them on their election. You’ve elected some awfully accomplished and enthusiastic leaders, and their biographies and statements are below. Co-ChairsCori Bassett, DHS/ICEDeb Harris, DFASActivity CoordinatorsAubrey McMahan, USGSBernetta Reese, USDABritt Ehrhardt, NIHLatasha Blackmond, USCISLisa Chesnel, PeaceCorpsSuki … Continue reading 2015 Leadership Team Elected

Watch our Google+ Hangout! Building Online Relationships between Journalists and Gov Public Affairs People

Government communicators want to share their news with members of the media online, and reporters and bloggers and other influencers want to connect with you! Maybe you’ve heard about pitching to journalists on Twitter or other channels, but you aren’t quite sure how to go about it, or whether this is something that’s even allowed.Learning … Continue reading Watch our Google+ Hangout! Building Online Relationships between Journalists and Gov Public Affairs People

Highlights from Communicating During a Crisis: Best Practices from U.S. and Canadian Government Communicators

By: Cori W. Bassett, Strategic Communication Branch Chief, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Public Affairs, February 2014The Federal Communicators Network hosted the first of what we hope to be many joint panels featuring U.S. and Canadian government communicators via Webinar last Thursday.  It was a lively session with more than 300 people in … Continue reading Highlights from Communicating During a Crisis: Best Practices from U.S. and Canadian Government Communicators

The National Archives’ Tips for Creating a Successful Social Intranet

By: Aubrey McMahan, Internal Communications Specialist, US Geological Survey, Office of Communications and Publishing, January 20, 2014The Federal Communicators Network hit off the new year with its first event of 2014 at the National Archives last Thursday.  Following introductions of FCN’s newly elected 2014 Leadership Team, the National Archives’ very own Kelly Osborn took the … Continue reading The National Archives’ Tips for Creating a Successful Social Intranet

Extreme Makeover: GC News Release Edition

By: Communications Community Office, Government of CanadaThe Government of Canada (GC) is retiring the traditional news release format in favour of a more digital-friendly product that makes the key messages of announcements clearer, quick facts more accessible and integrates more effectively with social media channels.   The old style release – which hasn’t changed in over … Continue reading Extreme Makeover: GC News Release Edition

Congrats FCN 2014 Leadership Team

Posted by: Britt Ehrhardt, December 24, 2013 The results are in! Please welcome your 2014 Federal Communicators Network leadership team. We’re looking forward to accomplishing great things in the coming year. Personally, I’m really excited to work with such an accomplished and enthusiastic group.Co-ChairsDave Hebert, USGSBritt Ehrhardt, NIHActivity Team LeadsEthan Alpern, USGSCori Bassett, DHS/ICESara Crocoll, … Continue reading Congrats FCN 2014 Leadership Team

FCN List-Serv and Community of Practice at GSA

Posted by: FCN 2013 Leadership - Monday, August 12, 2013The Federal Communicators Network has transitioned to a new email list-serv at the U.S. General Services Administration. Also, FCN is now a GSA community of practice. You can read more about what that means and the good company we’re joining.FCN newsletter transitions to list-serv Convos on … Continue reading FCN List-Serv and Community of Practice at GSA