Want to be a journalist at a “real” news conference?

The Sureté du Québec is media training its police spokespersons next week, and on February 20 they have their final test: a simulated news conference in the news room at SQ headquarters. Thanks to our police insider, André Durocher, who teaches media relations in the certificate program, there are 10 seats reserved for McGill PR students. Students may come from either grad or undergrad level, may ask questions (provided in advance) and may take photos if they like. This is a chance to participate in as close to the real thing as students get. The SQ has the best-equipped news room in town.

The exercise runs from 7 – 10 p.m. (yes, you can leave early, but few do) at SQ headquarters – 1701 Parthenais. Spaces are limited so please RSVP to Elizabeth Hirst. If you have any questions, contact André Durocher at 514-917-2732.

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