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Speaker Notes: Communication Law and Media Ethics
The primary objective of this training today is to familiarize you with legal and ethical best practices for communication so as this organization moves forward, people who work for this company uphold the highest standards of social and ethical responsibility. On the surface, we say, “Of course, we want to do that. We want to be good communicators! We want to represent ourselves and our company well.” But then, before you know it, there’s a piece of commentary – written, spoken, recorded, viral on social media or subpoenaed - that’s extremely embarrassing, at best, or problematic for us and the organization, at worst. Understanding how laws apply - especially with how quickly and completely society has changed since they were first enacted – will be helpful as we gather and disseminate information and ensure we do so as ethically as possible. Let’s get started.